But avoid the 07 and later fillmores (I have an 06 and LOVE it). They were seriously downgraded from the earlier models. Take a look at the milwaukee orange one.treebound said:"Best" is so subjective and personal.
I like the ride of my first year Fillmore.
At this price point, not really... Once you get over $1200 or so, you start getting into Sugino 75/Dura Ace cranksets and nicer hubs....and even then, you're looking at 14lb-15lb track bikes w/aluminum frames...dbo said:I'm not interested in almuminum, so that leaves the Lemond, Masi, Bianchi, Jamis, etc. Are there any that really stick out as having lighter wheels and/or a better crank than the others?
Schwinn Madison - I just ordered one, so I don't have much experience with it yet. IMO it is the most attractive frameset (on a complete bike) in this price range.