I am presently riding a Trek and it was great starter bike (paid $500). However, the more I ride the more I need speed so these are my two complaints (1) weight, (2) components are marginal. I have made many upgrades to increase speed, (1) changed rims, (2) changed tires to 700 x 23, (3) changed seat post, (4) changed fork and I removed all unnecessary parts (kick stand, reflectors and etc). I am tired of changing components, not that knowledgable about components and just want to buy a complete bike that fits my needs. After reading the responses, I am leaning toward the Cannondale Quick. I really want a hybrid that is more road bike. 80% of my riding is on paved road. The remaining 20% are potholes, broken pavement and dirt/gravel to avoid the aforementioned potholes and broken pavement.
I am not in a rush to buy but want a new bike by the spring so I have to shop around for the right price. I roade the quick 4 and loved it. But I want to really get a cike where I change nothing so the Quick 2 and Quick 1 are my goals. Are the differences between the Quick 1 and Quick 2 worth the money differentia;?
I really appreciate all of the responses.