Ok, so I go this weekend to buy a total of 4 bikes (for myself and my kids) from my LBS. The kids' buying process goes relatively smoothly, so I've got no real complaints there. However, when it comes to buy one for dad, things get very uncomfortable. The shop is a Specialized and Giant dealer. I'm 6'4 and he guesses at an XL frame (although I was never measured).
Tell him I want a hybrid no suspension and 700cc tires or maybe a Hardrock. He says they don't make unsuspended bikes except with drop bars, as they're obsolete (even though I'm not 5 feet from a Sirrus when he says that-which, he opines, that they don't make in my size). Further, I don't want the Hardrock if I'm not doing trails.
He shows me... a Giant Sedona and Specialized Expedition... I explained to him that these are both comfort bikes and not what I want. (front suspension, suspension seatpost, MTB tires).
I'm just frustrated right now, and not sure what to do, other than NOT buy a comfort bike that's not what I want. This shop is a well known local chain, and is the only real LBS with 50 miles. So, I am trusting them to know their stuff, and am wondering if I'm off base here, or is something wrong with this picture? I've had and posted about other issues with this shop in the past (fool me once, etc...). But am wondering what my next step should be.
Any suggestions appreciated,