I'm looking at the price tag of REI's Randonee, which is reaching over $1,200 (with upgrades), and I'm wondering if there is a better alternative.
My girlfriend is looking for something to use as a weekend trail bike and a daily urban commuter
Can anyone throw out some alternatives in this price range? Maybe something a little more "sporty"
Things I don't like about the Randonee (considering the price tag):
- $1,200 for a 30lb bike (planning carbon fork upgrade)
- No STI shifters
Want we want for her bike:
- triple crank
- Space for 700x35c "cyclocross" tires (like Kenda Happy Mediums, Conti Cyclocross) and full fenders
- A rear rack for light pannier loads
- V- or disc brakes
- drop bars