I am very new to the biking world but I am trying my best at soaking up all the info I can. One area in which it is hard to learn about is the difference in brands because any reviews one might read are easily padded and difficult to know if you are getting a real review. I'm sure, like other products, different bike brands have excelled in some areas or style of bikes will maybe not in others.
My wife and I are interested in either a hybrid or an all out road bike. Do you think there is a specific brand we should work with or even brand(s) we should avoid?