Road to Hybrid/Commuter - HELP!!
Hi all, I'm new to the Bike Forum and need to get some help from the vast sore of knowledge here, I'm not a bike expert, I spend too much time on BMW 2002's!
I'm in the process of changing my ride, I've had an old (late 80's?) KHS Classic with Campy Record shifters and a butted steel frame that I've been riding for quite some time. All of my riding is road, with the far majority of it being between Santa Monica and Malibu along the Pacific Coast Highway (yes, I know its treacherous!) commuting back and forth about 12-13 miles each way, mostly flat, except a steep hill climb at the end of the ride going into Santa Monica. I recently had a seat post bolt shear off and fell quickly, and couldn't get my shoes out of the Look clipless' in time and got banged up, been off the road for a couple of months...ANYWAY.....I'm looking to get on something a bit sturdier, but will still have good roadabilty. I tried a Trek 7.2 FX, and it was ok, maybe changing the riding angle to less upright would help. I'm curious about the Scott Sub 30, the 700x32 tires seem better than the Trek's 700x35, but I've not found one around here to test out. I'm just trying to get the perfect ride of course, and something that will ride well through the always present stiff headwind that greets ridiers heading north in the afternoons. All ideas are welcome! Thanks, for your input, and looking forward to being part of the community.