Bike Purchasing strategy sesson!! Reading reviews - thena round 10am - it's off to three stores, three different brands. lots of test driving. Heavy questions like like "is it worth $200 for the Shimano 105 drive train? or?" - and - "Does this come with the Hello Kitty or My Pretty Pony Accessory package?"
Apr. 9th, 2011
I am the proud owner of a Cannondale CAAD 9 Road Bike. It's insane light (1150 grams, 2.2 pounds) aluminum frame - and the Shibano 105 gear system. We got a great deal at GO BIKE in Redwood City. They fit the bike to me on the spot. YAY!
I did a ride out on the new bike this afternoon (a 25 mile loop) and it rides so quietly. its actually a little unnerving. You certainly feel a lot more of the road on this new frame. It's also windy out - and the lighter bike moves a lot more in the wind.