Greetings. Short time lurker and first time poster.
I'm 51, 5'9.5" (used to be 5'10" but shrinkage already setting in and I'm not even in the ocean) 240 lbs, which is clearly way too many.
I'm looking for a hybrid, as I am more interested in road and light trail riding so a mountain bike is not for me, and I do not like the position of a true road bike. I am more interested in a steel frame, as it seems from the threads that I have been reading that a steel frame will absorb somewhat more of the vibrations and what-not than aluminum (although I am not married to the steel frame if someone can convince me otherwise). I am familiar with the Jamis Coda series, but was wondering what else is out there with steel frames that I should be considering.
I'd love to say that price is no object, but I'd be lying. However, I could go as high as $1200 or so, but would prefer to keep things in the $700 range. What this means I would really have to be wowed to go to the high end of my budget.
This is a great website, and I thank you in advance for your thoughts and comments.