I have been riding my Giant Nutra for years and it has served me well. With all the new technology etc. I was thinking about upgrading to a better bike. I think my Nutra was classified as a cross or hybrid bike and it suits my type of riding well. I ride primarily on paved paths, roads or crushed limestone trails which are basically smooth. The length of the rides are usually under 30 miles.
I haven't a clue what to get. I was hoping to go in the sub $700 range. I am a taller rider at 6'3" and weigh in at a hefty 245#. Can any of you helpful people suggest a bike or bikes I should consider that are generally accepted as being good? I would then like to find a dealer and do some test riding. I never had a bike with drop handlebars and I am not sure that is for me. I think I prefer a more upright position.