New to biking and just bought a new bike
I am new to biking and just bought a new bike and I was wondering how it is.
Here is the bike I purchased, its a hybrid redline 520. I believe thats it at least, I'd have to check the instructions. Now my girlfriends grandma got her a bike but hers is a $950 trek so when I was at the bike shop I informed the owner what she had and this is the bike he suggested to be able to keep up with her. I bought this one for $360 which was in my price range. I also bought a bike rack, and a few other things ie helmet, pump and what not. I am also going back to get a speedometer tomorrow. I have taken this bike out a few times and it seems to be ok. What are your opinions on this bike? Is redline a decent brand? Also the seat doesn't seem very comfortable on longer rides. Is this normal or should I invest in another seat? Dicks sporting goods seem to have gel seat covers, are those worth getting? Another idea I saw was bike shorts, what are your opinions on these? Thanks for your help!
Last edited by RonH; 07-01-09 at 03:19 PM.