The majority of my cycling these days is my 1 or 2 bike to work days a week. My round trip is 40 miles and I have been flirting with a switch to a bent the last 12 months due to 1st off, leg issues and now recurring shoulder issues. Flirting so much so that I actually picked up a used EZ Sport a few months ago and did my 1st bike to work day on it this past week.
So my question, to experienced bent riders, is what is the best bent for commuting. My commute is about 2.5 miles of city riding at the beginning and end of the trip with 15 miles of straight and flat multi-use trail in the middle. I need to be able to easily carry my work clothes and a few extras. (I normally leave my meals for the day in the fridge the day before)
My concerns are speed and handling. What bike offers the best of both worlds?