Newbee Bike Suggestions
I moved to Venice, CA two days ago and decided that I NEED a bike yesterday.
I will be using the bike to ride to the beach and back and to ride around town, but I also would like to start getting into mountain biking. Hopefully I can find one bike that can serve both of these functions. What kind of bike should I look for? How does a mountain bike do on the beach and on road? How does a hybrid bike perform as a mountain bike?
I am 6'4, 180lbs, 21 years old in good shape. What size bike should I be looking for? I do not want to go bankrupt because of this bike, but I want something that I will be happy with and will last for a while.
I plan on visiting a local bike shop soon, but I want to have some basic info before I go. Does anybody recommend a bike shop near Venice, CA?
Thanks for everything.