I have the opportunity to buy either:
2011 Giant Cypress SX or 2008 Marin Belvedere. Both are $300 and in great condition.
I live in New Orleans and got rid of my road bike because the roads down here are so poor. I assume moving to one of these bikes will be able to handle the bumps better? The bike will be used for short rides around town (to the park, movie theater, etc.). Though the roads are terrible, New Orleans is dead flat. Not a hill to be found.
Is either of these clearly better? Both good deals?
I am 5'-10", 150 lbs.
Thanks for any help.