I'm new to the board. Can someone please give me an idea as to what I should be looking for exactly when buying a bike? What differentiates a "good" bike from a not-so-good one? If there are any really good links that go over this subject I'd appreciate that, as well.
My cousin and I have a limited budget (him more than I) and he insists on buying this bike:
I fully understand the term, "you get what you pay for", and I'd like to tell him that, but I've got to admit that telling him to spend $100 (or more) dollars on another bike would be kind of an ignorant demand on my behalf. We are not frequent riders; this is a weekend-only type thing.
So my question is this:
- Would a bike such as the one in the above link be "good enough"?
- Can you give me reason(s) why one should -not- buy this bike?
Would spending a few more bucks make any sense in our case? When we do in fact ride, it's never a short distance; but we don't ride often.
Any comments, questions or suggestions are welcome.
Thanks in advance,