Hello everyone I hope this is the right board for this.
I'm getting a bike for my birthday next week and I have a spending limit of $700 max (I'm chipping in $150 myself.)
I mainly need a bike to ride to work and I like riding down the Riverbed towards Seal Beach here in Socal.
I'm 6.2' and I weigh 260 pounds so I guess the bike needs to be sturdy....
I honestly know jack about brands and what parts are worth money up until now the bikes I had were all crap.
But a friend of mine helped narrow down my choices.
Tell me what you think.
Vilano FORZA 2.0
Vilano Forza 3.0
Diamondback Podium Sport Road Bike '12 (sadly out of my price range as of now...
Diamondback 2012 Podium 1 Road Bike
and the last two are used from craigslist.
I think the 2nd one might be two small though.
I'd appreciate any advice I can get to narrow down my choices more.