Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Bikes: 2009 Cervélo S1, 2009 Felt F75, 2010 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5, 2011 Cannondale CAADx, 2011 Specialized Transition Elite
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How did you arrive at the 70 to 110 mile figure? Have you ridden those distances before? Chances are if you have, you will have an excellent idea of what your biking needs are.
There are so many factors to consider. Do you want the comfort of a flat bar or the aerodynamics and extra hand positions of a road bike? Then you have to consider the frame material. Aluminum may be lighter than steel, but does not absorb bumps as well as a general rule. What road surfaces will you be riding on? I have a road bike and a hybrid and they take care of my biking needs. If I am going on a longer ride with hills and wind, I definately take my road bike. If my ride is generally flat with little wind (trails) then I take my hybrid.