I've been trying to decide if I want another road bike -- nothing special -- maybe something like a Felt F75, Cannondale Synapse Alloy, or a few other alloy or steel 105 models -- something around $2000 or less.
I've also been considering a mtn bike. I have never owned a mtn bike and have only ridden them after repairing when I was working at the bike shop. Most never appealed to me. But I do remember riding one or two that seemed very nice, but can't remember what brand they were.
For those of you who ride a mtn bike, can you offer a few suggestions? I'm not looking for a full suspension or high dollar bike. Probably around $1200 tops. Do I need disc brakes? My CX bike has cantilever brakes that work just fine.
Do I need to wear baggy shorts? I tried those when I was a bike commuter. They went in the giveaway bag after a week. I like bibs.
Final detail about me -- I'll soon be 66.