Hey Litespeed experts:
I'm looking at a couple of bikes for roughly the same price ($1,000) on CL: '99 Ultimate and '03 Siena. I've ridden the Ultimate and liked it, but now there's a Siena listed that's about an hour away from me. I'm 5-7, 170 pounds and turning 60 this month. So while I've ridden a lot, I'm not looking for anything more than something I can ride recreationally with ease and relative speed. Short inseam, long torso, which seems like it might mean the Siena's a better fit but I'm not sure.
Someone said that the Ultimate is more of a crit racer design and would be relatively stiff. I didn't ride it long in my test ride, but it didn't seem that way to me. So given that I want something relatively smooth as well as responsive. Anything leap out at you as to which I should pick, given the preferences I've outlined? Somehow I'm thinking the all-Ti aspect of the Ultimate might make it more of a long-term bike, but nothing I've read suggests the carbon elements of the Siena are a problem.