I'm just starting to get into biking. Not looking at anything too serious, just something that will be fun to ride around. I live in Denver and want to start using some of the trails. I decided that a hybrid bike would probably be the best. I have only owned mountain bikes in the past and have had very limited experience on road bikes. I am on a tight budget and looking to spend under $300. Below are 2 bikes I am considering, but I am open to suggestions. I have really only been around to some of the big box stores (and REI) in the area. Like I said, very limited budget.
I'm trying to decide between 2 bikes I have in mind and would appreciate any suggestions on these bikes or any others...
Schwinn OR2 for just under $300 (New - Target)
Scott Sportster P5 for just under $300 (Used - 3 years old from Craigslist)
What has been your experience with these bikes? Do you have any suggestions?