I'm looking to get my husband a fitness bike for Christmas at the entry level. He has wanted a nice bike for years (he just wants to be a casual rider) and these are his priorities:
- riding for fitness
- commuting to work and around town
- trail riding on paved trails
He's 6'2- 6'3 and about 225. I've seen three possible bikes at local bike shops here in Florida, and I'd love some advice on which you all think is the best bike, and also which is the best deal.
1) Giant Rapid 3 (2010): on sale for $549.99
2) Cannondale Quick 5: $576
3) 7.3 FX: $580
Any thoughts would be SO appreciated. If you have suggestions for other bikes in the same price range, that would be great too. Thanks!!