Giant Roam 1 vs Raleigh Misceo 2
Looking for a bike for the first time since I was a kid. I would like to ride to work (4 mi round trip through town) and also hit the trails. I tried some local bike shops and found that I liked the Giant Roam 1 ($560) and the Raleigh Misceo 2 ($680) the best. Both bikes are set up about the same. The Raleigh seemed to have a slightly better feel, but I could not compare side to side so its hard to tell. The shop with the Raleigh allowed me to take the bike down the road and also to ride on some grassed embankments and loose gravel paths, in comparison to the shop with the Giant which only had an asphalt path around the shop. The Giant seemed to shift cleaner, but the shift triggers seemed a bit flimsy.
I know very little about bikes. Could someone fill me in on the basic differences between the bikes so I can make an educated choice? I would like to choose the bike that feels the best, but I didn't have the option to ride side by side.