C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport/Qualifier,Brompton S6L,Dahon Speed Pro TT
After finding an old catalog in PDF form I found out this bike weighs 30 lbs, 10 lbs lighter than my bike, this is exactly what I need. I don't have gas money to get around so bikes are my transportation. So maybe it IS worth putting some money into, as long as it isn't too much I suppose...
I think the cheapest and most practical option would be to get that Schwinn Crossfit fixed or just keep riding your old mountain bike until you can afford something better... Climbing hills has a lot to do with strength and technique.. Standing on the pedals makes it easier to ride up hills then sitting down, a handlebars with bar-ends will also help. Bar-ends give you more leverage which makes it easier to climb hills... An yea avoid bikes with suspension.
Suspension is an unnecessary gimmick. A commuting bike doesn't need suspension
Last edited by wolfchild; 04-18-14 at 06:38 AM.