Hi guys. I am new to the forum and road cycling in general. I don't know if this is the route I want to take or not but I bought a mountain bike and returned it because it was generally too slow. I live in the mountains but most of the trails around here are extremely rough and I already have a tore ACL and don't want to risk endo-ing on some root again.
Thus, I quite possibly am in the market for an entry level road bike. I found this one -
I like REI even though they are about an hour away from me. I know Trek is the revered road bike brand around here but I don't want to sink over 1k just yet in a bike.
Primary use will be public greenways (which none are exactly near me - I will have to haul) and some biking on my road. I will definitely not be using this to commute and will definitely not be racing or competing in any way. I will also generally not be using this on highways as I am just too damn scared to do it.
What do you guys think?