Hi, I'm sure there are other posts exactly like this...but because I'm new to this forum I had trouble finding them. Anyways, I live in Mississauga, Ontario and have decided to cycle this summer to and from work which is 8.8km each way. I have also committed to doing a 50km ride/race for The Healing Cycle Foundation in 3 months and I am looking to buy a bike that will fit both my commutting needs as well as for the 50k ride.
What bikes should I be looking at purchasing within the $400-$550 range? One person suggested the 2014 Rocky Mountain Metro 10....but before I decide on buying that bike I wanted to know what else is out there for me to consider. Keep in mind I am a fairly active person who hasn't ridden a bike outside the gym in about 10 years.
Thanks in advance!