My wife is pretty much fed up with her road bike as it's built for speed and she's more interested in a bike built for comfort. She currently has a 2006 Scott Contessa Speedster (52cm). Her complaints are mostly that she feels too far stretched out and that the bars are too far below the saddle -- she's sick of being "hunched over" so much.
I was thinking that a touring frame might be more comfortable for her, so I did some searching and reading here and it appears that the LHT is the frame of choice for many women. Since she already has the Scott and it has good components with which she is satisfied, I figure I can swap most of them over to a more appropriate frame. My question is whether the LHT is really going to feel all that different to her or whether I should pursue some other solution.
The only components she needs to make her happy are drop bars and her Brooks saddle. So any opinions on how much more upright we could get her on an LHT or whatever else would be appreciated. Does it appear to a more experienced person than me that the LHT is more relaxed than the Scott that she currently has? It looks like it *should* be, but I'm not 100% sure how drastic of a difference it will be for her. Any advise will be appreciated.