I'm comtemplating on this, since I'm giving my road bike to my brother. He called me the other day and he expressed some interest on bicycling for health and leisure. I offered him my road bike and he gladly took my offer (I've been needing an excuse to get a new one for awhile now ). Anyway, I'm debating on wether to get another road bike or get a folder. I know there's the option of getting both, but my budget and my home space will only allow for one right now...hhmm..okay, 2 folding bikes could fit! But my wallet say's just one for now!
My type of riding is mostly recreational and occasional commuting to and from work. I have no intention in racing. Maybe a group ride with the local bike club someday, but that's it.
None of my LBS carries a folder, so trying one out is not an option. But based on what I read here, the ride quality on a folder is really not bad (depending on which one I get, of course).
Will I be limited somehow by going exclusively to folders? Are there things I should consider?
Thanks in advance for your opinions!