I currently have three road bikes and a tandem. Now I am looking for something to improve my cardio fitness, and my bike handling skills during the winter months. I would say that I am looking for acquiring some "mad bike handling skillz" but my daughter says I am too old to say things like that.
I have done the search here and at RBR and have seen good reviews about several entry level SS/FG bikes. The two specific bikes I am looking at are the Mercier Kilo TT and the Schwinn Madison. The Mercier everyone knows is from BD and is very entry level. My local Performance Bike Shop has the Madison, so if I use my performance team points I would just have to pay the difference and it would cost me about the same for both bikes. That would deplete my points account in the process.
The thing is I am not sure that either bike is better than the other. I am not knowledgeable enough to know what difference really matter. I am hoping that the SS/FG forumites might be able to help me out here.
I generally plan to ride about 2500-3000 miles per year, but during November through March I only seem to ride about 100 miles per month, I would like to increase this as well as getting fit. Any advise would be welcome.