Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Bikes: Raleigh Grand Prix, Giant Innova, Nishiki Sebring, Trek 7.5FX
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Of this group, the Giant Roam would be my pick. However, I would strongly suggest that you check out the Nevada line up of Fuji too.
The Fuji Nevada 2.0 beats all of these.... In a similar price range, yet better components.
Since most of your treks are on paved paths, allow me to suggest another option. Have you considered a road bike or a road/hybrid bike.
You really don't need a front suspension system for riding well-paved roads. You will enjoy the smooth speed of a road bike, much more than the bikes you've listed, as well as bikes in that particular category.
If your bike will be secure, I say, go to your nearest Jamis dealer and check out the 2011 Coda or the Coda Sport first, before looking at the bikes you've listed here.
However, prior to that, you should make certain that your new bike will be secure on your campus. Most college campuses suffer from high rates of bike-theft. Will your new bike be safe?
If you have any doubts at all, perhaps you should purchase a used bike on Craigslist.
Alternatively, you could go to a Schwinn dealer and get a new Schwinn Midmoor, if you're going to lock your bike up outside on campus.
The Schwinn Midmoor is a budget entry-level bike that costs about $250, it's aluminum, and if it's stolen after a year or so, just get another one!
Last edited by SlimRider; 09-20-11 at 09:49 AM.