Don't you have hills to climb in California?
I would not recommend a single speed, if you have hills.
However, I would recommend the Fuji Nevada 2.1 mountain bike from www.performancebike.com
* You actually get to test ride the bike at a brick and mortar, when you go to pick it up. You can refuse delivery at that time, for either an exchange or refund.
Last edited by WestPablo; 12-08-13 at 04:01 AM.