I am not sure what bike to get. Today at the cycling shop they recommended a hybrid (specialized globe carmel 700).
I live in the country and its a mix of paved and gravel roads. Some big hills and some some of the gravel roades have potholes.
I will be increasing my riding from 15miles to 30miles (this year) or more (next year).
It is for fitness/losing weight as well as function - biking to the city every once in a while to meet my mom.
Would this be a decent bike for this or am I wasting my money. I can't afford top of the line right now so its just a small upgrade from my mountain bike.
One more thing to note is that it can be quite windy out in the country. Maybe this is the case for city cyclists also.
Here is a link to that bike in particular: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en-G...obe+carmel+700
Thanks for any feedback and advice.