I'm just getting in to road biking after riding a commutered, ill-fitting mountain bike for many years. I bought a used Kona Jake a couple months ago and really enjoyed it, but recently donated it to somebody's crack habit (no hard feelings).
I really liked riding that bike, but I think it was a little aggressive for me. As I learn more about the types of bikes available, I think I'd prefer something more like an endurance bike than a cyclocross. I'm never really sprinting to win a race, I just like riding sort of fast for a really long time. I've been checking out things like the Giant Defy, Canondale Synapse and Trek Domane. Basically anything the internet tells me is "Endurance". I haven't test ridden much yet since I'll be limited to buying used and certainly well under 1k.
I really want a bike that looks cool to me as well. Kind of silly, but it'd be nice. I really liked the older Kona stuff with the badge on the down tube and the slightly retro vibe.
I was scrolling through CL today and noticed some of these Lemond bikes. They are really cool looking and somewhat vintage inspired and seem to be very reasonably priced in the used market. I don't know if they just don't hold their value or what, but there are several with 105 level components or better, with accessories included for under 1k in my area.
Mainly, I'd love some help identifying the different models. I'm not really sure which ones are more endurance and which ones are more racey. The Lemond website seems to only have one bike on it as far as I can tell.
Thanks in advance for any help, folks.