I am new to this forum. I currenty aquired a Shwinn Impact. It will not fit me, but will fit my wife. I was wondering what type of bike this is. It has 18 gears i believe and straight handle bars. Is this hydrid or MTB? Me and my wife want to get into riding. I think a hydrid is what I want. I will be doing 80 percent road and 20 percent trails. I dont' know what type of trails are around here in Phoenix Arizona so still not sure on a bike for me. I don't care for any real rocky hard trails, but would like to try them to some degree. I have heard about Estrella Park trails, don't know how hard they are, but thats close to my house, so that might be an option.l I have been reading up on the Trek 7200 here posted on the boards. I think this might be a good choice for me or maybe a MTB that can roll well also on the street? Any model reommendations for either a hybrid or MTB would be appreciated. At this stage I think I would rather sit more up right than down on the handle bars. I want to keep my purchase price around 400 450. Both me and my wife are overweight and looking to use biking as a form of exercise. I am about 220 she is about 260 -280. Will the Schwinn Impact be safe for her for her weight? The bike came from her brother who passed away and he was about 280. Any adivce you could give us would be greatly appreciated.
PS Can anyone recommend a good bike shop in Phoenix?