I've been wanting to get a "road" bike for the last couple of weeks now. I went and test road a 10' Trek 1.1 and a 07' Spec Sirrus(they didn't have a 10' in) and I really cant make up my mind which style I like better.
Basically what I am wanting is for a fast(er) bike that I can also commute on, my commute is only 4 miles, and I usually do it on my MTB. And I'm not really worried about fenders or racks, as I wear a backpack, and I usually have to drive my truck a couple times a week to pick stuff up in. But I'm looking for something I can road home, change clothes and turn around and hit the road, and maybe a couple of group rides.
Now I'm not a very strong rider but I do have a fitness goal that is to do the local half century race in the fall.
When I test road both bikes the other day I really couldn't tell a big difference in speed, but then again I was just going around the block a couple of times. I have a GF Piranha MTB that I ride alot, and I do like the upright position of the Sirrus, but I have a feeling that I might get tired after a while in the same position.
So its basically coming down to a fast hybrid or a dedicated road bike. I dont know if any of this makes sense to you guys I just tend to ramble on.