I'm new to biking and don't know anything about bikes yet.
Looking to buy a bike to go to work (1.2 miles), and ride around the city (San Francisco).
i've been looking around and trying different bikes but it's hard to tell what suits you best just by 5 minute of test riding.
I have seen 2 bikes that I'm trying to decide between, and I would appreciate any comments on which you would prefer.
Novara Big Buzz
Priced $800, goes down to $600 after discount
Novara Big Buzz Bike - 2014 at REI.com
Specialized Crosstrail Disk
Specialized Bicycle Components