Trying to avoid buyer's remorse, I'm looking at both of these comfort hybrid bikes. I need to sit up straight on a bike these days d/t arthritis in my neck, and lower spine. I ride about 50% on the road/pavement and 50% on hard packed ground or fine gravel along a path.
I can get the Raleigh for about $200 less than the Specialized (because it's a year old model as compared to the Specialized).
My days of riding for the speed are over - I need COMFORT now, for my back, neck, and bottom
Any feedback on either of these bikes?