Hello, I'm new to bikeforums, and a new bikeowner-to-be. Please help! =)
I'm looking to purchase a hybrid, safe to hit a bit harder terrain and of course on those local WestLA city streets too. Here are a few I personally test-rode and liked. Please give me your opinion, I value your thoughts. One main concern I do have is that I want a lighter bike with street tires (thinner) but am I able to change to a thicker tread on these bikes? I really don't like the weight of mtn bikes. I'm a lightweight to begin with, would love the swifter ride with comfort.
1.Trek 7500 Hybrid
2. Cannondale Adventure 800
3. Giant Cypress SX
Any other models in equivalent to these? and for those super nice people out there.. any place that you recommend I can great deals/service to purchase my bike? I visited Supergo, Helen's Cycles in Santa Monica, pretty cool there.. any reputable online retailers?
Thanks for helping...