I've been riding a Trek Navigator 2.0 for eleven months now, it's a great bike, and it does it's job for what it's designed to do. But after a lap-band surjury on Feb 16, 2010, and a 76 lbs weight loss Im really hooked on riding, with the Trek I ride 15 miles a day 5 days a week and on Sunday I now ride 28 miles, so on the advice from my doctor who did the lap-band surjury, and who also races bicycles, and competes in triathalons I purchased a roadbike. He told me with a road bike I could go faster, farther, and spend more time on my bike thus burning more calories and getting into better shape.I purchased a Schwinn Le Tour Sport, it's a really nice entry level roadbike, it's really lite, and the components are good, Shimono 105 rear end, Shimono Sora front, and shifters, and a carbon fork, and seat post. I took the bike out for the first time this morning, I always check the hourly forcast before I ride and everything looked good, 2 mph wind from the south and no rain, and a nice cool 75 degrees. Well about 15 mins into my ride the sky opened up, and I got drenched, I turned around and pedaled home as fast as I could I did'nt want my new bike getting all crapped up form the rain, and wet roads. The short time I was on it I was amazed, that thing is fast and nimble, it's a breeze to ride and loades of fun to boot, it felt like a fighter jet compaired to rideing my Trek Navigator. I guess a better compairison would be like driveing a big SUV, and driveing a Vett. I did'nt think the seat would be comfortable, and I was'nt on it long enough to make any judjments on it yet but for the short time I was on it the seat felt pretty good. The only thing I don't like about the bike is the pedals, the straps I think are nylon, and for me they're hard to get my feet into, I think thats where Schwinn cut corners on the bike, if any of you can recommend a decent set of pedals with either straps or strapless I would really appriciate it. Im really looking forward to tomorrow to do it again and hopfully it wont rain and ruin my ride, and all the fun that goes with it.
Im really excited about this new bike,