I am a student and am going into my first year of college next year so i am really strapped for cash but still want to get into biking. I know that a lot of people have probably asked similar questions but i really could use advice.
I really need something lower than most entry level bikes cost and am trying to find all my options, the one I am most considering is the Vilano Tuono. http://www.vilanobikes.com/
I understand that this is an off brand and definitely doesn't have the best components but for a first bike im wondering if it will work. Im looking to find a bike purely for exercise and some commuting, just getting around places. While it may not be the best bike, i figured it would get me started and may not be as enjoyable as if i got a better bike but still would get me going in the sport.
the other option i have thought of is buying a hybrid and trying to change as much as possible to imitate a road bike which hopefully would cut the cost.
It truly comes down to I can't afford an entry level brand name bike and don't know if i have the patience to find the perfect used bike somewhere.
Can anyone give me a review on this Vilano or suggestions to point me in the right direction?