Hello, I am new to the forums and I want to know what kind of bike you guys would recommend for my needs.
I'm a little overweight but not obese or anything and it got me thinking about how fit I was back when I was a teen in middle/HS and I rode my BMX bike everywhere I went (and giving my friends a lift on the pegs lol). Now I have a car to my disposal and use it to get everywhere, and I feel like that's part of my weight gain. I no longer have that bike and I'm looking to buy a new one but not a BMX and mainly for exercise.
I absolutely loved the versatility and strength of my BMX bike as a teen and being able to jump off of curbs with a friend on the pegs not having to worry about the bike or it's parts breaking apart. I also loved how I could pretty much ride in every terrain with no problems, the strong breaks, and being able to coast while going downhill or after picking up speed. As an adult now I don't really want a BMX.
I have a path that consists of concrete near my house that goes for many miles in each direction following the sewer line or riverbed whatever it's called and I want to take advantage of this.
I took a quick look through the bikes on Amazon (which is where I plan to buy with Prime), and it appears the MTB, Road Bikes, and Fixie/Fixed Gear bikes are what I'm looking for. I just can't decide which one. I almost eliminated MTB from my considerations because I don't plan on riding on any terrain other than concrete but I do love the versatility of them.
With the concrete trail in mind, and exercise being the main focus, what kind of bike should I go for? I want something that won't break from going over a curb or bumpy/uneven terrain for a few moments....something versatile and solid in every aspect but doesn't necessarily have to be "great" in every aspect.
These are the ones I've had my eye on so far:
Critical Cycles Fixed Gear Single Speed Fixie Urban Road Bike
Takara Sugiyama Flat Bar Fixie Bike
Both have the freewheel option which I would use because the idea of having to pedal at all times and not being able to coast is ridiculous to me. I have no experience with fixie bikes but I have to say they are intriguing, I kinda like how they're pretty close to BMX bikes without being BMX bikes...