A couple of days ago - just prior to heading up to mountains, I made a CraigsList run over to Asheville to check out a road bike prospect that looked good. I pretty much feel like I stole this bike for an accepted offer of $700 on a $900 listing.
It is a 2015 Raleigh Revenio full carbon (frame and fork), 60cm (perfect!), Shimano Ultegra, Kenda Kountach tires. Not a scratch on the bike - I don’t think it was ever ridden more than a dozen miles (the owner said it had less that 50 miles). A three year old new bike is running $1000 to $1800 in the various places I looked…so I’m pretty stoked about it.
I have a full carbon triathlon bike (a Quintano Roo CD0.1)…
…but that bike is built for pure flat-ish speed turning a high gear for a relatively short and uncomfortable duration. I wanted a true road bike for hills and a more upright and longer distance cycling capability. I hope to put some good mileage on it this spring and summer. I have to get down to fighting weight before we go to Australia so I can out swim the Great Whites…!