I am currently looking to replace my 1993 Trek 520 Touring Bike with something new. I typically ride 20 - 50 miles at a time, in somewhat hilly terrain. I have done some loaded touring in the past, but am looking for something more in the line of a training / recreational bike - with an occasional 50 miles + ride.
I have always fantasized about a Waterford, but never had the $ to buy one (still have that problem). A trip to my LBS made me aware of Gunnar bikes. They have an 04 Roadie in stock, Ultegra components, for a price of less than $2,000.
My questions, is the new tubing in the 05 model, along with any other changes, worth the extra money I would spend on an 05 Roadie?
An additional question, based on my riding style, would the Gunnar Sport be a better choice for me?
Thanks for your help.