OK. Talk me out of it! Persuade me this would be a total waste of money! I have always been a mountain biker first and foremost! However, since buying my new MTB earlier this year, I have slicked up my very old Carrera which I now use for commuting. I was stunned at the difference slicks made and so now I use the Carrera for longer rides and am probably going to start doing some light touring. I am finding that I am enjoying the road rides on the Carrera more and more…….and although I am broke, I looked at the Giant FCR 3 at the weekend. It’s lovely. To cut a very long story short, I could get it for around £280 on Cyclexpress at the moment as hubbie has been offered a further discount on any purchases. What should I do? Will I notice that much difference? I only want it for road rides around Norfolk – hopefully doing 50 miles ish on a day ride. It is worth the money or should I give the touring a go first and see if I like that in which case a proper tourer bike would maybe be a better investment (as not sure the Carrera will be up to the job!). Tell me ‘NO’. Please?!?