I know nothing about high quality bikes, and I could use some advice on what to look for.
I've always had a cheap bike, but now I'm trying to commute, and my department store monstrosity
is far too heavy for daily use (there are some hills on my route).
I'm looking for a hybrid bike $400-$500, and my main concern is the weight of the bike.
I'd like it to be as efficient as possible, just a little bit more comfortable than a road bike.
So I'm probably looking for big relatively narrow tires (except I don't know what are the typical measures).
My problem in trying to do some research online is that I don't really know what to look for in the specs
except for a lightweight frame...
Can someone recommend a decent bike for $400-$500?
So far I've tried (at REI) the cannondale bad boy - which is exactly what I want but can't afford,
and a Marin bike which I think of buying (Marin Fairfax)
It is still a bit too expensive, but I really liked it.
Can anyone give an educated guess if this is a good bike for the money.
I also saw an offer for Schwinn World Avenue One. Has anyone tried it?
This price suits me better, but is the bike decent?
I'd appreciate any advice or suggestion.