I'm looking to buy myself a new bicycle and am in need of some advice. I can only spend around $500, which I know isn't the most for bikes, but I'm sure I can find something to suit my needs.
I'll be mostly riding it through the city, on roads, but there are also a lot of off road trails that I would like to be able to ride on comfortably. What kind of bike should I be looking for? A hybrid?
As well, I was wondering if there are certain brands that I should be looking out for that are reputable and are maybe more in my price range. I'm not a professional by any means, but I'd like to be able to invest in a quality bike that I am able to rely on.
Thanks so much!!