with the right tires my 26″ wheel bridgestone is pretty speedy. I rode it in the Populaire and kept up pretty well with the kids on the road bikes. They avg’d about 15mph and I’m guessing I was around 14mph. I notice a considerable speed increase with my Tom Slick tires over my Paselas. I love the Pasela’s too, but the TSlicks win out.
I have noticed that my bike doesn’t really climb all that spryly, but all in all it’s great.
glad you got a bike that you like, gimpPAC, stop by our bday party next week and say hi.