Sorry to bug you track guys, I know you're probably sick of dealing with SSFGers, but I've got a question I think you guys would be better suited to answer.
I've been riding fixed for a while now and currently have a Steamroller and now that I've graduated college and now have a local velodrome to call me own, I'd like to pick up a new ride exclusively for track racing. Currently I'm working at a local bike shop (that is until I make it big as an internationally renowned photographer) so I have access to employee pricing and a variety of manufacturers. I'd like to pick up a bike complete for the sake of getting out to the clinics sooner than later.
I'm hoping the Rocky Mountain Boroughs would make a great first choice but I was hoping to get input from you guys on whether or not there really is a better option in the "serious, entry-level track-only" bike division. Disregarding employee pricing it'd come in around $950 CDN/American.
You may think they're played but Pistas are awesome entry level track bikes. With some upgrades they're amazing for how much they are.
I, myself, ride a Raleigh Rush Hour on the track and it does the job, but I sometimes feel like a Pista or a bike with similar geometry would be a little better suited.
thanks for replying!
actually, i ended up talking to our cannondale rep and he was able to swing me a capo at a special price.
it's expected to arrive after the memorial day holiday as well as the new deda pista bars and dura ace cog i qbp'd. hopefully i can find time during the day to put it together and catch the tuesday night clinic.