Hi there. First poster. I'm planning to start an internship this summer in Boston and want to take the trip to work by bike. I'm looking for something $500ish and have been debating if I should get a road bike or a hybrid.
My only caveat is that I need a bike that can handle gravel and non-paved surfaces for the weekend ride or detour just as much as I need a reliable commuter bike, hence why I've been thinking hybrid.
I was looking at this As I'm personally a fan of Diamondback (They're a Raleigh subsidiary aren't they?) but I wanted to ask what others think here. The price seemed good to me considering the tires are a tad better for unpaved and disc brakes.
Thoughts? Is this an alright choice or am I missing an important thing I should know?