Hello everyone i'm joining this forum in pursuit of finding a bike to fit my frame. I'm 6'5" 235 lbs. Yeah, pretty big. Recently i had gotten into biking. I live in San Antonio, Texas and we have many bicycle friendly areas. I started riding often, and my first week i had rode 70+ miles on my old Schwinn mountain bike, which is probably over 8+ years old, and needless to say didn't fit me well. Well it ended up breaking. Don't know how and i don't care anymore. I was riding and i switched gears and the rear derailleur broke.
Long story short, i am looking for a new bike. I would like a bike with gears, and i'm leaning towards a road bike. I never ride on trails, and i don't like the idea of having a fixed gear. Plus the terrain i ride is VERY hilly, so gears are a must. I like to ride the San Antonio Mission Trail, about 20 miles. It's all paved. I don't know much, if anything about bikes, so that's why i'm here. I've been looking at this Elektra bike. Tell me what you guys think. Perfect size, or too small?
Is this a good bike for me? It's just a shy under $700 from what i've read. Is this too much, or am I paying for the Elektra name? If so could anyone recommend a better bike for a cheaper price?
Thank you and i hope you guys can help out