Okay, so I just joined here to ask for some help on finding a bike.
I'm Coby, I'm 20yo, and live in Utah. I want to get into cycling to help me lose some weight. I'm in dire need of some cardio and regular exercise. I'm overweight, out of shape and lazy. But I know that I need to make some lifestyle changes and one thing I need to do is start exercising regularly. So I want to start cycling soon, but first I need a bike. I have all the time in the world right now, so I think it would be wise for me to start riding a bike daily for extended distances.
I really know nothing about road bikes or road cycling, so Id appreciate it if your replies are easy for a new person such as myself to understand.
A few of the questions I have are:
How much would I need to spend on a bike so I can just get cycling?
What are some specific things I need to look for in a bike?
What are some good brands/models to look into?
What is the regular maintenance needed for a cycling bike?
Are there any fundamental cycling things I should learn at first?
What other equipment/gear would you recommend?
I'll for sure have some more questions as I start reading about this more, but that's it for now.