I am planning to purchase a new winter bike.
I am hesitating between a sleek and lite single-speed and an internally geared bike.
For the single speed, I am having a hard time finding one with disc brakes. Any suggestions?
Perhaps something like the new Broadie DOS 2.2 ? Interesting bike with the SRAM automatix 2-speed hub.
For the internally geared, perhaps something like the MEC Hold Steady or the Trek Soho DLX?
On my route to work, I have some moderate hills, nothing too steep. I have already seen that I can get by with a single speed. However, I am bit limited when I go to meetings elsewhere in town (Montreal) and I have to climb up some steeper roads.
With regards to internally-geared bikes, I am a bit hesitant to pay over 1200$ and see the bike eaten up gradually by the salt and sand.