|My perfectly serviceable Fuji Roubaix RC|
Welcome to a very special edition of Want It Wednesday, where my want is so BIG, I have to space it out over two weeks! Want to join the Want it Wednesday frenzy? Check out the link to Jez's site here!
I had a dream mid-life-crisis bike all picked out, just needed to go visit the LBS and put down a deposit. (It was a road bike, titanium, and so beautiful I swear it glowed.)
But then, I got to thinking. I originally decided to go for the road bike because that is the bike I put the most miles on in a year, the one I spend the most quality time with. It is also, thankfully, the bike I currently feel most comfortable on. Sure, my road bike (a four-year-old Fuji Roubaix RC) is not fancy, only has carbon stays and a fork, and is probably a bit overweight when compared to the high end road bikes out there…but I really love that bike. I can ride forever on it. And now that I have new Hed wheels, I feel darn fast on it. So why not keep it?
Then I started dreaming of a new mountain bike. Not to replace my awesome 26er, but a brand, spankin’ new 29er to add to our household mountain bike collection. And while I had been smitten with visions of my new road bike for months, they floated away in moments when I began to dream of my new mountain bike.
And so…the contenders…