I have previously posted on the general forums, when I wanted to buy a cheaper/used bike. However, thanks to my aunt's kindly offer, I have got a budget boost so I am looking for a bike price range 800-1000. So I am looking for a bike that first of all is safe on the roads, as I will be commuting with it to school about 10K total distance. Furthermore, I want a bike to do proper long distance traning with, which would be safe if I take it to the trails and considerably rougher surfaces.
So the question would be:
1.what kind of bike would suit me the best?
2.What models/brands are the best to look out for.
3.Where are the decent bike stores/shopsin Ottawa? I am looking for a fairly priced ones, not intrested in dealing with over priced dealers.
I will also appreciate if someone would be willing to help me out in person, and guide me on this.
I live in ottawa currently. Even though I frequently go to toronto, I need the bike in ottawa and considering the shipping fees, I am looking to buy the bike here in Ottawa.
Thank you for reading