How to choose a new road bike? I haven’t been on a road bike for 20 years. I’ve been on a tri-bike the last 5-6 years. I hear people talking about cornering, comfort, stiffness, etc. I don’t think I will be able to tell how a bike handles or comfort in a parking lot. I was pre-fitted the other day, still awaiting the retul file (not sure what is taking so long, getting a little irritated about that). Some of the bikes that would fit me better are the Cervelo S, BMW Roadmachine, Canyon Ultimate , Ridley Noah and Pinarello. What is important to me are disc brakes, electronic shifting, weight, smooth ride (lots of chip seal in Texas) and handling. Not necessarily in that order. I’m just looking for suggestions. I’m sure I’ll get 50 different bike suggestions.
Primary use will be just riding, hopefully a week during the summer months somewhere with mountains.