You must get this question alot, and I know it is general, but please have mercy as I am 100% new to the idea of bicycle commuting. Basically, I am willing to spend up to $1,000 on a bike. What I need out of it is this:
1. A good, solid, well-built brand and model that will last me years.
2. Comfortable enough to ride for hours per day.
3. Not a road racer or mountain bike, but also not a big bouncy pure comfort thing...I want to be able to take it on rides with other riders on weekends and I want to at lesat keep up.
4. Easy to maintain.
Any suggestions? Thank you so much!!