The new bike arrived, and I rode it today.

genesis_equilibriumIt is a steel road bike, something which is hard to find in Singapore, so I bought mine in London, in the great shop near where I used to live: Bike and Run. But it was not cheap! It is a Genesis Equilibrium frame, built up in the shop with strong 36-spoke wheels and high specification components.The advantage of steel is that it flexes more than aluminium, which means the ride is much more comfortable. The steel absorbs the vibrations of the road surface, and gives me a smoother ride. Besides, the components are much higher grade than on my previous bike. Gears change smoothly, which is useful when stopping at or starting from traffic lights, and when climbing hills.

I really enjoyed the ride.