hey. thanks in advanced for any suggestions. i have a sweet jamis hybrid that i love, but in order to keep up with the big dogs, it is time to plunk down for a road bike. what is essential, other than fit and/or comfort with a good bike? shimano 105 components feel like an accord to a stratus. what about wheelset? is a kickstand necessary? just kidding.i would mostly be riding to ride. no race plans. commuting needs will be met with my jamis. i want this to last without having to upgrade much down the line.