Hi guys. I am going to get a bicycle to use for recreation daily, and sometimes for going to school. I want something that can handle crappy dirt and rock roads and offroads, but I will also ride on pavement through the city. What is a bike like this called, and what are some good examples? I need something with heavy duty and good quality, and made in Europe or America.
I have never had a bicycle since I was a little kid, and only have ridden a Airdyne daily, but now want to get outside. I really don't know anything about bicycles though. I only want to spend about $2000 to $3000 USD since it's my first bike. Thanks for any tips guys..