Alright everyone. After 6144 km I have officially killed my Supercycle Medalist hahaha. I am now in need of a new bicycle. I use my bike to commute to work in the summer months and try to log an hour or so at night 3 times a week. I have been shopping around town and found two bikes I am both a fan of and am just looking for some guidance from a few experts. The trek is a 2004 and is a used bike, 27 speed shimano shifts, Mavic rims F19 aero bars and and has approximatly 5000 kms on it. Rode great, and really enjoyed it. I then moved my way to the local bike shop, where after trying out a few hybrids (due to the fact they were actually in my budget) I was lead the the cyclocross opus sequence which was just a tad out of my price range. but the salesmen told me take it for a ride and see if I liked it more than the previous hybrids I did not enjoy. I was impressed. I am not sure which way to go at the moment. The trek will cost me 500 total. The Opus will cost me 1133 Total. If price wasn't an issue I would buy the Opus in a second, I just need some advice whether it is worth the extra 600 and change. Hope to hear back soon.
I think he means that it's bunched up into one paragraph and looks like a pain to read to find your main problem.
Well I thought about the same thing about buying my cyclocross bike. I was first thinking about hybrids, but I put extra $500 bucks on Kona Jake and I love it.
People always say this often, and I agree that you should spend as much time as possible about choosing the right bike for you, and after a while, one bike will pop up into your head, and that's the bike you should buy. You shouldn't buy a bike that is not satisfying for you, neither does it mean you must stick with the bike you don't like. After a while of thinking it over and over again, an answer will come up either to stick with your bike, buy the Trek 2000 or get the Opus Sequence.