I have a daws galaxy (as some may by now now) and I am very happy with it, especially when fully loaded. However, something in me is saying I need a roady bike/racer jobby. I want to go faster & further and keep up with you roady types. Why? Well several reasons, but mostly I want to ride on a group ride occasionally. I did it once but to be honest I was outclassed. My fitness has improoved a lot this year and I am starting to think I should be able to deal with a faster bike for the daily loops etc and also to allow me to keep up with the roadies on group rides. ...anyway...my question really is this....will a new bike help, or should I be able to keep up on my galaxy...i.e is this a fitness issue or a bike issue? I can do the distance, but not the speeds. i dont want to buy a new roadie bike and not see an improovement in my speed.