I am an avid runner but with age have to cut back on running and do more cross training. I am looking at hybrid/fitness bike under $600 that I will use 1-2 times a week for 10-15 mile bike ride. My previous bike was bought X-Mart so this will be my first REAL bike. I live in San Francisco, so we do have some steep hills.
I narrowed down to:
- Jamis Coda Sports
- Giant FCR3
- Specialized Adventuer 400
- Trek 7300
So far Giant has the best fit for me and it seems like a grat bike. I got lot of good recommendations for Jamism bit I have not been able to test ride Jamis since my local LBS doens't have it in stock. Trek and Specialzied were OK.
I know Jamis has a steel frame and Giant has Aluminim frame. Any recommendations? Till yesterday i had never heard of Giant.