Longtime browser/stalker/lurker on BF, but a noobie poster....looking for your opinions on a road bike around the 2K price point. Me -- I'm a mid to late 30's, fitter-than-I-was-6-months-ago-but-not-great type who spends a few hrs each weekend wrestling the east bay hills on my 9yr old aluminum hybrid. This has got me hooked on biking again, but now I fear it may be time to switch up my wheels.
What’s your best bet for the money, and why should I share your opinion? Thought I'd ask the locals first, since you appreciate the weather and terrain.