So, I've been thinking about buying a road bike for a little while now. The plan was to buy a $1,500 bike and pay about $1,000 for it. Well, I exceeded my budget a bit and ended up with a really, really nice road bike. But at least I got a really good deal on it. Really, it's much more of a race bike, as it's made completely of carbon fiber and hence weighs about the same as a golf club.