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    Looking to buy a new bike...what should I get?

    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qehsas View Post
    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!
    My opinion is you should shop for a bike shop you feel comfortable with first, and see what they have to offer. Lots of bike makers have bikes that would suit your needs, but not every shop will make you feel like a valued customer and go the extra mile for you.Look for a store with staff that will be patient with you, and help you understand the choices and come to your own decision on what you want while offering the guidance you need. (And let you test ride it.)
    I think the guys at Bike Zone on Dundas are pretty good.
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