I recently purchased a 2012 specialized hybird vita elite which i love but i noticed it is not ideal when riding with someone who has a road bike so now i am looking for a road bike...nothing fancy. I rode with a friend who has a road bike and I had to work much harder with my hybrid to keep up. On my hybrid i can do prob about 25 miles comfortably but i am looking to longer distances more efficiently. I think a road bike would be great for more speed and more distance correct?
my hybrid: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...name=Multi+Use
I dropped about $800 on the hybrid so I am looking to not spend much on a road. My LBS has a 2011 jamis ventura sport femme that is a floor model (slightly used). The MSRP is 650. They quoted me 580 taxes included. I read some reviews about this bike and people seem pleased. Just would like some opinions on this bike and for what I want to use it for. Is 580 a good price or should i try an haggle a little more considering it is the floor model and a 2011? also, is 22 pounds heavy for a road bike or about right? will i notice a significant difference between the hybrid and road?
plan on giving it another test ride monday. thanks!