So I am in need of a bike. I'm a college student, so don't have much money. I am looking to spend between $200-300.
I will have to ride the bike to work/class every day. I will be doing about 3-4 miles daily. Not too bad.
I live in a hilly town, so I need something that will easily go up hills and have good enough brakes to slow down quickly down hills if someone is in the way.
I am currently borrowing my friend's old Diamondback Outlook (2006-2008), which is tons of fun. It seems like a pretty inexpensive bike and is awesome for some of the off road trails here, but does not do the best on the town (though it could be much worse).
So basically, I am wondering if there is a bike that would be good for the town/off-roading, or if I will have to choose one or the other. The commuting is top priority, but I do love those trails.