Hey everyone, I am trying to talk myself into biting the bullet and getting a road bike. I have done a 200k and numerous endurance mountain bike races. I am hoping to get back into randonneuring this coming spring. I know I can be comfortable (it really does fit me well) on my mountain bike with slicks through a 200k but if the year progresses well I would like to at least do a 400k and possibly a 600k if I am really doing well.
I know even PBP has been done on all sorts of bikes but I can not help but think a road bike will be significantly more efficient than my fairly heavy mountain/touring bike, my question would be how much? After winter I may not be able to get a deal from Specialized any more so I would like to make the call here in the next month or so. Either way it does seem like giving myself one less excuse for not having proper equipment seems like a good thing but what do you guys think, keep with the mountain bike and hope for the best or give in and get the road bike?