michael61 saidLooks nice. I don't know of anyone who has that bike, but looks like you will have a lot of fun with that. May I ask how much you paid for it? I'm looking to get a new bike, too. I have only about $1,200 to spend. I want a rode bike or tri bike because I race in duathlons, triathlons and I do a lot of the group rides at the bike shops around here. I also ride in century bike tours. I also bike to work 18 miles round trip every day, but I plan to use my old bike for commuting to work, which is a classic Schwinn Paramount Series 3 from the 1990's. It still works good, but I want a lighter bike for more speed.
Here's where I bought it: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/ns-bikes-clash-1-bike-2014/rp-prod108924
NSBikes is more of an aftermarket frame company that only makes park/play bikes...no road or tri bikes. I've been following the company for a couple years and watching their products, and have ridden a couple of their bikes at bike parks. They're getting more popular among freeriders, and amazing fun to ride...easy to jump and do tricks with.
With your style of riding and budget, the Trek 1.1 sounds perfect for what you're looking for.http://www.bikeradar.com/us/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-trek-bikes-1-1-11-42493/
I just saw it yesterday at the Trek Store, and it's exactly what I'd get if I wanted to get back into road riding...though I already pass road riders all the time on my big knobby-tired trail bike.