I'm a casual rider (maybe 5-600 miles per year) who has been on a '95 Diamond Back Outlook MB that I added communter tires and toe-clips to. Looking to move to something lighter and faster but not the full road bike route.
Bike I've been looking at the most is the Cafe Latte at Bikes Direct and I wanted to get an opinion of the bike from people who have bought and ridden one. It seems to be a good combination of components, even if entry level
Many of the reviews I see devolve into an indictment of BD and their credibility vs LBSs. That is not what I'm looking for.
I'm also going into this with eyes wide open - no-test ride or fitup; assembly is required; etc. I do my own wrenching on bikes, cars etc and know when I need to take something to the shop. I'm just looking for opinions of the bike. thanks