Well, I havn't done as much cycling as I did last year, and I think it is because I sold my 2006 Specialized Allez Triple (hated the drops, always on the hoods). I miss riding skinny tires and my mtb is so SLOW on the road. Im looking at the Jamis Coda or Coda sport (depends how much I feel like spending/if i can find either). The bike shop that I just LOVE for everything besides repair (do 99% of that myself, otherwise they are great) now carries Jamis, and the Coda catches my eye.
Does anyone think there are any reasons to choose the sport over the plain Coda? I have 9 speed on my mtb (full LX) and my allez had 8spd on it. The only thing I liked more about 9spd was that i had better gear ratio to climb hills, both models meet those needs. I have 34tooth on my mtb, the codas both have 32, which is fine since my road bike had a 26 i think.
I need to get to the bike shop soon, see if they even carry a coda or could get one and how much. Mostly plan on using it purely road use, on nice days. Also I miss going for 20+ mile bike rides on the roads around here, something the mtb tires me out too fast for.
I dont want other bikes thrown into the mix, I really like the coda. Just wanna make sure it is what I am looking for. Thanks guys n gals!
Almost forgot. I really only can bike 3-4 days out of the week. I also enjoy kayaking and fishing (most of the time together) so that is another thing to consider. If we have a rainy week, its less. Rain ruins cycling for me, makes it not enjoyable at all, so I avoid it