Dropped by Capital Hill Bikes last night and officially put in my order for the new bike. By this time next week I should be rolling around on my new Cannondale CAAD 9 Optimo 2. Man am I excited! This will be my first brand new bike since ’98 in high school when I bought my Trek mountain bike (that I still own and love). I can’t wait to get out and get some good rides in on it.
I also ordered some replacement handle bars to swap out for the ones the bike comes with (I think they are 42 or 44cm’s where as my Specialized bars were around a 40). I also decided to try out the wing style so we’ll see how much I like that, lately though I’ve been wishing I had a wing bar as I think I put a lot of weight forward when I ride. Otherwise I’m going to put some speedplays on it and keep everything else stock for now. I may change out the seat after a bit if I decide I don’t like stock one.