I'm new to this forum and my name is Andrew or Andy. I have been getting more involved into the biking scene and I plan on doing weekly biking trips from 25-60 miles long. Currently I use a bike I paid 80 dollars for that was from Sears. I feel it is time to replace it with something decent and reliable. I was biking in the streets of Washington DC the other day and with my horrible brakes, I almost crashed into this woman.
What bike, brand and model, would you fellow people here at the forum recommend for a person like me to buy for $300 dollars or less? I am looking for a single suspension bike as usually I am city biking(30%), paved trail biking(60%) and some off road biking(10%).
I hope to make a nice long stay at this forum!