A friend of mine sold me his Specalized something or other (he told me the name but I forget) that he's had for like 5 years and was upgrading. And MY GOD! road bikes are so fast it's scary. I tooled around the neighborhood for like 20 minutes on it and I'm pretty sure if the cops came by they'd bust me for speeding It does feel like a bit of a stretch to the handlebars but I guess I can just get a shorter stem if it seems like too big of an issue (the stem is that little bar that connects them to the frame right?) But all in all for under $250 I'm pretty happy with what I've got.