Join Date: Jul 2009
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I agree with the suggestion of the road bike, maybe more of a touring type bike, if you will have the need to carry a lot of stuff on your commute. Its kind of tough to give you a good answer. A great commuting bike is not usually a great race bike, some compromises can be made. I would want a bike that can take fenders, as well as a rack for commuting. As for your budget, if you really look around, you can probably find something, but it may be tough, since you will have to wait for a great deal, as well as hope that its in your size. Also, when you buy a bike, you will need a pump, helmet, saddle bag, etc, so you also need to have some money for accessories.
At 135 lbs, you would have an advantage in climbing. Climbing is all about strength to weight ratio, and you will lighter than most people, and your bike frame will be smaller and lighter. I'm overweight now, but even at my ideal weight, I'll still be about 180 at 6'2. If I was climbing against somebody 45 lbs lighter than me, they would have a huge advantage, if we were both had similar training.
Last edited by Tel0004; 08-04-13 at 07:32 AM.