Not that my previous bikes were imaginary, but I need to get something that is easier on the body while commuting to and from school, stores, etc... I have been to one LBS and when I asked the sales person if they carried any GT products, she asked if GT was a type of bike....So I need some real help. I have been looking at:
trek FX line 7.2 and 7.3
gary fisher wingra
GT transeo 3.0 and 4.0
I do not want a single speed bike, I want something with good speed and decent components.
I will be riding in the winter in Chicago, so should I definitely go with disc brakes?
Also, should I(for the winter)pick up an extra set of wheels and tires?
is it worth it to settle for a bike with lower quality components and add them as you go?
or is it better to front the money right away?
At this point I am weeks away from buying a new bike, so any help in answering these questions would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance!