I guess you could say that I am getting my feet wet right now in terms of riding. A few reasons why - riding for pleasure, fitness, and a couple of teens in the house who I want to get interested. Eventually I want to ride longer distances
So I picked up a Dback Wildwood Classic, which has a decent aluminum frame, better tires, etc. It is not a high end bike and I do not expect to win races. However, it does the trick. As much as I would LOVE a road bike...I cannot justify that right now.
A couple of things I'd like to do off the bat and wanted to get your comments/thoughts. The bike came with a set of Avenir plastic platform pedals and an Avenir comfort saddle. The saddle is uber plush and HUGE! I want to make the bike a little faster. I realize that I cannot change out the entire bike and turn it into a road bike.
I am very interested in a sleeker saddle, such as the Selle Prolink Gel. I am also interested in changing out the pedals but there are so many different types. I think Aluminum pedals will be much lighter and I would like to pick up actual cycling shoes.
The tires are Kenda comfort but perhaps down the road I can think about thinner pavement friendly slicker tires. I will use the current tires since they are already installed.
Your comments are appreciated. Thanks!!