Greetings to you all,
I'm new to these forums & not very experienced with bicycles. I posted in the intros & asked a few questions which yielded some interesting answers. I am looking for a bike. I want something nicer than my 75$ WalMart cheapie, but don't have much of a budget to work with. I've looked at a lot of bikes on craigslist, ebay & other online shopping sites. I've found a few but just want to make sure I get something Iím going to like. My WallMart bike wasnít anything special, but it did have nice 26's on it & full suspension. It rode nice for about a month before it started falling apart. There is some question as to weather or not I really need full suspension. I only use a bike for a 3 mile ride to work, a little trail riding & just cruising around the neighborhood with a couple Retrievers in tow. Iíve ridden a friendís old Trek a few times which has no suspension & it seems a little stiff & rough riding compared to my cheapie. Iím 6'1" & 250 ish. If you had to choose between a more expensive bike with no suspension or a cheaper one that does, which way would you go in my case? My budget is about 450 USD. Any suggestions would be most welcome.