Commuter Bike

My mountain bike, which I’ve used as a commuter bike for years, has worn out its welcome.  Looking for a replacement, something light, durable, fast, and fun.  That removes a lot of so-called commuter/city bikes, as the components seem cheap, and the geometry uninspiring.  I tested the Kona Dew and the Giant Seek 2 tonight.  The Dew was terrible.  Shifting the bike it seemed like something would break a few months down the road.  The Seek was better, but hydraulic disk brakes are overkill, and the SRAM shifters were really weird/uncomfortable.

I had thought about trying the Specialized Sirrus, but now am leaning toward a cyclocross bike instead.

Tim Lepczyk

Writer, Technologist, and Librarian.

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