Hey everybody. I'm new (posted my intro already) so forgive my bike ignorance.
I'm looking to buy a bike to add to the workout mix. I'm not looking to spend thousands of dollars but I don't want to buy a low end bike either. I am in good shape, thanks to the Army. I have been looking at BikesDirect but I don't know how good those models are. I have narrowed it down to 3 bikes
1) Motobecane Record
2) Motobecane Fantom CX Cyclocross
3) Mercier Orion AL
They all seem to be in the price range I want to start off with. I guess Cyclocross is a bit more of an off road bike? I like riding trails, but they don't look that rugged. Or are they?
I do plan on giving the local bike dealer a visit to see what they have but my gut tells me I'lll be spending closer to $800 for a bike and based off of the prices from BikesDirect, I guess I could get a better deal from them.
Any advice greatly appreciated.