I am looking for a relatively budget priced comfort/cruiser bike that is sturdy enough to take on a nasty country road (maybe someone here is familiar with Perris, California might know what I am taking about in those rural areas).
I think I have narrowed my choice betweenfeel free to add in, but provide a good reason to consider the new option)
Felt Cafe 3
Trek Navigator 1.0
The first two bikes are 3 speeds and the Trek is a 7 speed.
I am a guy that likes to simplify my maintanance, and I find having a single derailer appealing.
I would like some input on a 3 speed vs the 7 speed and how well you guys that that will work on a variety of terrain? I just might consider taking the bike on a long tour....
I would also like some advice on some racks/panniers. I plan on buying a Frost River Timber Cruiser back pack and would like to haul that on the bike.