Im not a cyclist, but I'm going to become one before Lake Placid next summer. I need to start training, and for that I need a bike. I realize that with most things, there comes a point where a sizable investment only translates to a moderate increase in performance, making to a "sweet spot" of price and performance. In other words, I would like a bike where I can be sure I am mostly limited by my own abilities without getting deep into racing bikes. I was at a bike shop today and there was a bike called the Cadent 1.0 ($643) that felt good, and I was wondering if it would be a decent bike for a year of training and finally the race. Any other ideas?