I am looking to purchase a single speed road bike since I right now only have a MT bike and I comute to work every day. I live in Minnesota so the MT bike will be used for winter and rainy weather. Right now I am between two bikes, the Raleigh Rush Hour and the Redline 925.
Both are steel frames which I would like because durability is something I would rather have than a few lbs. The person I spoke with about the Rush Hour at the store owned that bike as well and he rode it every day for a year and a half and lobves it, however he said he had to change out the seat (Not comfortable at all and also the pedles) This would obviously add a few bucks. I also feel I may want to switch the drop down bar.
The Redline 925, from some reviews I have read state the seat to be fairly comfortable and it also comes with a moustache bar, something I think I will like as I am used to a flat bar now. It also has fenders, which may be up on eBay in a few days if I purchase that bike, so I would get some money back there!!
Any thoughts from anyone?
Raleigh = $580
Redline = $500