I am seriously considering buying a bike this week but found it quite difficult to choose one with the excessive amount of options available, so any specific recommendations will be very appreciated. I've put some points to help clarify my needs and expectations:
have never owned a bike since high school (late 90s!)
temporary living in London, will be leaving to Middle East in 8-12 months.
will use it for fitness+recreational rides on my free time.
would like to use it in both roads and parks.
will take it with me if I liked cycling, otherwise will sell it here before leaving (easy selling brands/models?).
flexible budget, can pay more if this would decrease selling loss margin later on.
Dont mind used bike if this is better for my situation (any advice?).
Many thanks in advance!