I'm 14 and I love biking-I use a 89$ MTB from walmart and I decided that since I joined high school bike club and was do 30 miles+ rides, I should upgrade my bike to a decent hybrid or road. My budget is $270, and I decided on a hybrid since I would be doing light dirt trails often...
I spent a week checking out hybrid bikes for the uncommon 5' teen. Most were OK, but too tall or not my taste. After a week, I saw this: http://www.target.com/Mens-Tourist-H.../dp/B00160JO4Q
It's a Schwinn Tourist, and I LOVED it. It was my height, it could respond to barely any pressure(I rode down the aisles), and it looked beautiful...but the tires were road tires. No grip at all.
Another week of frustrated calls to Target(3 per day) proved to be worthless-they weren't listening, and I doubted they could do anything about it anyways.
So I was wondering if there's anything I could do about it...hybrid tires on a almost-road bike...Please help! And if I can't, are there any similar bikes under $270???
PLEASE RESPOND. I love this bike and really want it, but can't get it with the road tires
Suggested Frame: 14-15"