Buying a bike at Walmart?
My husband and I are finally trying to get started with biking more as a commuting option. We plan on starting out going to different places in San Francisco, but we may eventually go between cities as well (though this will probably be a little down the line). My husband has an acquaintance at work who bikes a lot, and he said that we should check out the bikes at Walmart if we're just getting started. I used to have a really cheap bike from Walmart that I hated. It was $40 and ostensibly a mountain bike, but it was a real drag to ride (brakes rubbing against the tire, super uncomfortable, etc.), even after we got it tuned up at a local bike co-op. Anyway, we were wondering if anyone here has an opinion on the road bikes and hybrid bikes that are sold at Walmart? Are they reliable? Would you recommend them to a beginner?