I'm a longtime cycling fan, follow as many tours as I can catch on tv/online, just now looking to get into road cycling. I'm not looking to compete or anything, but I don't want to do off-road and want something more than an urban/commuter bike.
Any suggestions on what to look for in a starter road bike? I'm talking about specs, gear number/ratios, tubing, etc. I'm willing to pay for it, but don't want to go crazy at the very beginning.
Thanks so much!