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Good commute + light touring bike?
Hi all,

Looking for advice on a comfortable, low maintenance bike I can use for commuting (20 mi/day), for fun rides toying around town (NYC), and the occasional longer tour with friends.

I've been looking at the priority 600 because of the pinion gearbox and gates carbon drive, but I'm wondering if the efficiency loss of the pinion system will be noticeable and a drag. I'll be coming from a 10 year old CAAD10 road bike. Compared to an ebike I have where I sit mostly upright I find it extremely uncomfortable, although it's still quite fast.

What do you folks suggest? Let's say my budget is $3k or less.

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