I'm researching my first bent, the big challenge down here in Australia is that we're very limited for choice so I'll probably end up buying from the US or elsewhere.
I'm looking for a fast commuter. I do about 50 miles a day on flat-ish cycleways (totally segregated from traffic ) so I'm only limited by aerodynamic efficiency. I'm looking for a SWB low or mid racer style machine, and it must be able to carry a rack with a couple of panniers.
This model from Actionbent caught my eye although it has suspension, which I don't beleive I need...
and I really like the look of this one but I can't tell if there's provision to bolt on a rack
I like the Actionbent 'Suspended Road Runner' because it's CrMo and I can see how to easily modify it to eliminate the suspension, knocking some weight off in the process.
Does anyone have experience dealing with Actionbent? are they a reputable business to deal with? what's the quality of their bikes like?
I love the look of the Optima Baron but unfortunately it's out of my budget. So, what other makes/models do you beleive I should be looking at?