I'm sure this question has been asked several times but I thought I would sign up for once and tailor a question to suit the advice I need.
Over the last few months I've stopped lifting weights and using and jogging due to a health issue. Anyway now that the health issue is sorted I've developed stiffness all around my body especially my back. I realise not being active for the last few months and mostly sitting or lying down during that time and getting up rarely would cause my muscles to weaken and shrink.
Anyway rather than dive straight into training again I've decided I want to take a different approach to keeping fit. I haven't ridden a bike for years. I was the type that would be on my bike all day up until I purchased my drivers licence and purchase my first car years a go. I realise that commuting by cycle has many advantages and the one that appeals to me most is the exercise part of it. Want to rebuild some strength in my body and in the fun way of cycling.
I've decided to go for a hybrid and have my eye on the Cannondale Bad Boy (Disc). Ebay, gumtree will be a last resort if I can't manage to get hold of one. The cheapest I've seen in evans costs £719 but I've seen these same models on several shop websites for between £450 and £500. My absolute maximum budget is £550, I have put the money aside.
Budget Maximum: £550
I went down to a local Evans and thought I would be going for an XL frame for the bad boy but the L suited me quite fine and felt great.
Now to the question
Seeing as I fancy the cannondale bad boy so much would there be any other bike any of you fellow bikeforumers would recommend? As the bad boy with discs seem to be out of stock every where I look. The only ones in stock are the £719 models and above.
I thought about getting a scott sub but some blog of a sub with a cracked frame put me off. I want something that isn't going to break on me. Even though I use to ride I would class myself as a beginner because it's been so long.
Thanks in advance.