I'm a new rider looking for a do anything adventure-cycle suitable for Taiwan's streets and mountains. Grocery getter, jungle crosser, and island tourer.
I don't have the experience to know which setup is best for me.
2012 Salsa Vaya 3 - $999 http://road-bikes.findthebest.com/l/...2-Salsa-Vaya-3
2012 Salsa Vaya 2 - $1359 http://www.adabike.com/bikes-1/salsa-vaya
2013 Salsa Vaya 3 - $1398 http://salsacycles.com/bikes/vaya_3
2013 Salsa Vaya 2 - $1898 http://salsacycles.com/bikes/vaya
I'm afraid of the 3's bar end shifters while in heavy traffic. The 2013's come with BB7s. If I change the 2012/3 to brifters and BB7s, I wonder if I'm any better off than buying a different model.
Feels like a purchase is imminent and it feels good. I can't wait to stop shopping and start riding.