The day I'm getting my first road bike ('07 TCR C1) is coming closer
and closer--I'll probably make the final purchase in 2-3 weeks.
Since this is my first road bike, I have no idea how fast I expect to be
able to ride.
I have been riding almost daily on my mountain bike, commuting to and
from work (10mi/1way) and I'm able to maintain about 20+/-2mph on
the flats (max speed of about 27-29mph down overpasses). If my
current setup is: aluminum hardtail, Hutchinson Acrobat 1.35"
(~34mm) slicks and Shimano pedals/shoes (M515); what should I
expect to be able to do on the TCR?
That is, I keep hearing people say that road bikes are way more
"efficient" and "faster"--how much faster??
On another note, which pedals should I get? I'm currently leaning
toward the Ultegra PD-6610's at Jenson for $62 (!!); I'll probably get
shoes from the LBS. Maybe I should just go Fred and ride the SPDs
from my mountain bike.
Also, how bombproof are the Ksyrium Elites? Can I bunnyhop holes
and speedbumps with impunity? How about off of curbs?