What I want to do:

  1. fitness rides ranging from 15-50 miles with occasional longer rides. Maybe a century someday!

  2. Commute to work roughly 16 miles round trip (once COVID restrictions are over this will be the bulk of my riding)

  3. Short fun rides with wife and son

What I have:

  1. 2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker with 26" wheels that has some thrown together, although nice components (mostly Deore XT stuff from some old touring bike that I had laying around).

  2. It's a 3x7 setup but the two largest front rings are nearly identical in size so it's more like 2x7. This bike is heavy with the way it's built as it's kinda just thrown together.

  3. Has rim brakes

What I'm considering:

  1. New endurance bike (budget roughly $1200-1500: CO-OP, Trek Crosscheck, Cannondale Synapse, Specialized Diverge E5, Jamis Renegade, etc)

  2. Upgrade my surly with an actual nice groupset like tiagra or 105. It seems like I could upgrade for roughly $600 or so.