When I was much younger, I rode 10-15 miles per day, every day. I rode longer - 40-75mi on the weekends... Id like to do that again.
Im going to buy a new bike. Im currently riding a 55cm 15 year old Univega 450 that I bought used at a local bike shop. Ive ridden it enough to convince myself to upgrade. I have spent 3 days - 4 days a week over the last two years in spin classes and dropped about 80lbs, but I want to continue. Im 5'10" and about 265. My inseam is 31" and my trunk is very long. In the spin classes, using a Schwin elite, I generally had the seat and the bars at the 4th notch - which would have the bars roughly parallel to the seat.
My Univega is fairly uncomfortable, and even in raising the handlebar as far as is safe, it is 2 - 3 inches too low. I think that I need something with different geometry - that will put the bars closer to parallel to the seat, or perhaps even above it.
Id like to get something with decent components, and if it has an extra set of brake levers by the top, I think that might be a good thing from a safety perspective.
So - Im looking at a Trek 1800c, or a Cervelo one, or a Specialized Sequoia elite.
I would like a bike that I can ride for years. I could care less about aesthetics - but I would like a well built bike that isn't going to strand me, and can be maintained fairly easily... and is a good value for the money.
Could anyone give me their perspective on these bikes - or others that I might consider??
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