Whats up folks, I am trying to raise intrest in biking versus driving on the gulf coast in mississippi and need to outfit myself with some wheels. Best to lead from the front, eh? I have been looking at the bianchi axis and konas jake the snake, and from the research I have done these both seem to be the best choices for my application (riding along narrow ass shoulders, dodging roadkill and flying beer bottles, and occasionaly getting run off the road) I need my steed to be low maintenance, ungodly strong, and quick like a fox and as far as I can tell these seem to be great choices, BUT I have never spent over 1k for a bike. I can't make a decision without expert advice and I have been duped at bike shops before so I won't stick my hand in that flame again. Can anyone tell me if one of these is better than the other and also if there are any other alternatives (ie. trustworthy second hand, maybe a honest bike shop within 100 miles or so, etc.) Initialy the ride will be 20 miles a day but it will double if all is well. 'Preciate y'all.