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Old 05-24-14, 05:46 AM
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Todd23
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Advice on Potential New Bike

I don't know if this is the correct forum to post this, so please inform me if I have chosen the incorrect location...

I currently have a mountain bike that I put road tires on. The gears seem to wear out faster than I like, so I am contemplating purchasing a new bike (potentially a road bike with upright handlebars?). I am a recreational rider who goes about 2,500-3,000 miles a year, all on roads. I have a trunk bag and two panniers and regularly make trips to the grocery store/run other errands, so I am often carrying some weight on the bike. When I go for rides, I usually go 15-30 miles and average 15-20 MPH. I also commute approximately three miles to work, often riding in rainy conditions.

I am open to any suggestions people might have for a bike that might be good for me. I think the high end of my budget would likely be $1,000-$1,500, but I would prefer to keep it as low as possible while still ending up with a quality bike that suits my needs.

Thanks!
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