Which bike is best for fast, bumpy city roads?
I have recently sold my truck and generally simplified my life in every which economical way. So, I am trying to find a bike that would best fit my needs. I don't necessarily want to be cheap, I want a good bike, but my price range honestly is between about $200-300.
Right now I have a cheap Huffy I found on Craigs List and at least I can laugh about it... while everything seems to be falling apart on it. I'm not even sure how the back tire got bent. It's a piece of junk.
I am all about speed and comfort. If you've ever tried driving in the city, you know that there are TONS of bumps. Many times I'm forced to go on the side-walk. I just want a tough bike that can go FAST over bumps and not fall apart and be somewhat comfortable at the same time. I know there might not be a perfect bike for this scenario but what do you recommend comes closest? I've been looking at Giants.
Don't be bashful. Please recommend brand name and model, both in my price range and above it.