I’m the kind of guy that believes in specificity, a bike for every purpose…
The Commuter/beater bike is an early 90′s Specialized hardrock, built up from a $30.00 frame and fork, with parts from upgraded recumbents. I don’t have racks, but prefer a small backpack to carry things in. My commute to work is less than 5 mi, so I barely break a sweat most mornings. Features/ upgrades include Downhill platform pedals, Nashbar touring saddle, planet bike fenders and light set, upgraded linear pull brakes. If needed, I also have a kids trailer I can haul stuff in, like groceries etc, since my 10 yr old has long outgrown it.
The Bacchetta Giro 26/24, is my go fast and long bike, for rides longer than 10 miles. Features include 24″ Uriel front wheel, Velocity rear wheel, CF compact cranks, Euromesh seat, X9 Sram drivetrain.
Lastly, my Specialized Enduro is for mostly hardcore Mountain biking, I recently traded a recumbent for it. I had a Mtn bike, but sold it last year, and missed trail riding. I rebuilt the rear wheel, added a new chain and cassette, and new BB, but other than that is stock.
Enjoy your website, see you on the road! —Jeff