I think this is the right section. Anyways, allow me to explain my predicament. I'm a teen in the market for a new bike. My current bike is a subpar Mongoose BMX from Walmart that is way to small for me. I'm looking for a 26" bike, preferably $300 or less. I've searched everywhere for a quality bike in that range and can't find one. I found some lovely ones (Raleigh Brand especially) at REI in my price range, but REI is five hours away from me. I figured as a last-ditch effort I'd seek help from the internet. Thanks! Any suggestions help!
Also, here's a little info you should know:
Want to ride once a day or more, so durability is key.
Mainly riding pavemnt/gravel, trails every once in a while. So hybrid is the ideal type.
Price Range: $0-300 (a little flex room past $300)