related threads i started are
here I am getting a Trek FX 7.9.... Anything I should worry about/ and
here I love the speed but... road bike or hybrid?
I bought a Trek FX 7.2 and sold it a couple days ago realizing that I need something faster while still sticking to the Hyrbid/upright riding position.... i do not commute with it. i use it for fitness for 20-30 mile rides, sometimes in jeans and a tshirt.
I've narrowed it down to a few options....
1) An Orbea Diem - all carbon bike. http://www.orbea-usa.com/fly.aspx?la...d=167&taxid=74 cost = $2k
2) Buy an fx 7.3 and upgrade EVERYTHING on it to make it comparable to the fx 7.9 (looking at upgrading wheels (open pro with ultegra hubs), cranks, f/r drailers and shifters to everything shimano/ultegra) cost: bike + upgrades + tuneup at a shop = $1600
3) buying a trek 7.7 or 7.9 cost: was quoted $1770 for a 7.7 ............
Since we now have a hybrid forum, i suppose others are in my same/similar position or can give me a good idea on what i should be getting..... and yes, i understand a lot of the speed depends on the rider but i am simply looking for something that gives me similar speed to a roadbike minus the hunched back position that would kill me in manhattan traffic.