My name is Erin, and I am looking at buying my first bike.
I have lost a fair bit of weight over the last 2 years, started trying to lose weight in 2007 at 140kg (~308lbs), and as of now am at 100kg (~220lbs).
I've tried a few bikes at different LBS' and have pretty much decided on what I want, I just thought I would get some opinions before committing to buy!
The two I have narrowed it down to are the Apollo Shoreline for AU$460, or the Apollo Altura for AU$590. They both use the same frames, afaik the only difference between the two is the Altura has slightly better running gear, is it worth the extra cash?
I will be using it mainly on bikepaths around home and work, but will not be commuting by bike at this stage, as there are a series of bloody great hills between here and there