I'm the typical runner story; my knees have worn out so time to make riding my primary excersise. I promised myself a real roadbike as soon as I could ride 25 miles on my '99 Trek 820. I've had several 25+ mile rides over the past couple of weeks, including today, so it's time for a grownup bike.
My favorite test rides have been on the Lemond Alpe d'Huez, the Trek 1500 and 2100 and Pilot 2.1. I just have to make up my mind. Any advise? I'm 6'4" 230lbs.
I plan to ride the Hotter'n hell this August. I've run a couple of marathons so a century seems right.
Check out my avitar - yea It's my left wrist getting screwed, I fell off my bike and broke it last year.
Hey Rick...welcome aboard. Those are all nice bikes. The Pilot might be the best compromise between road bike for speed and road bike for comfort. Check out the Clydesdale posts; there is one going right now from a guy of your build who was asking for thoughts on the Pilot as well. The concensus was that it would be a great bike for sure.
A buddy just bought a 1500. That is a really nice entry level road bike, no doubt. Ride them and see what feels right for you.