Iím just getting into riding. Iím currently riding a Townie 7D, and Iíve come to conclusion that itís not really built for the distance that Iím riding; and Iíd like to move a little faster.
I want a solid bike at a reasonable price. Iím looking for something that will suit me now, and something that I can continue to grow into as my skills improve.
That said, with a little research Iím currently eyeing the Sala Vaya. I was settled on the Vaya 3, but my LBS informed me that the Vaya 2 is a Ďsubstantialí upgrade over the 3. He let me know that the drive train, and the wheels are much Ďbetterí on the 2. However, I donít really want to spend that much on a bike just yet.
At this point Iím a little worried that Iím going to get the 3 and itís going to fall apart or something. I want to buy a bike thatís going to last me a while. So is the difference that substantial? Is the 3 not going to perform due to these components? Are they going to wear out quickly? I want to make sure I'm not throwing my money away.
I know you probably see a lot of these threads, so I appreciate any responses. This is a huge deal to me.