I used to race years ago and want to get back into just riding.
I currently smoke and would like to stop doing that and the only thing that I enjoyed more was riding. (I truly miss it)
Now being a former racer and worried about weight, groups, etc.. I am confused on what to get for a bike.
Knowing what I know about frames, components and the roads I will be on I am battling race features to just good enough features for my needs.
I am currently looking at the Trek Emonda S 5 due to the Carbon frame but the components are 105s and was told the shifting wasn't all that smooth
I can go with an Aluminum frame and upgrade components to the Ultegra.
My budget for a bike is around 2000.00 and another 300-400 for gear (Light, helmet, pump etc.)
I am looking to eventually go about 100 miles a day but for now it may be about 10-15 miles in the morning and again at night (riding to work)
I prefer Trek (Sponsor when I raced) but am open to other bikes like Felt etc..