I know, I also have a trail bike which I would use for LD. The Kona, just bought it today, is my second bike. I'll use it for section rides that require minimal climbing, though it doesnt have a huge granny gear it still has 10 speeds to choose from. I got this one so I don't have to put so much wear and tear on my trail bike and keep changing the tune evertime I wanna ride different and a bit more extreme than Fantasy Island. LD is just my long time goal.