new member from T.O Canada and I need some help picking a bike.
I am an active person who runs and swims daily and would finally like to start biking outside. The only problem is I know nothing about bikes. The last bike I owned was when I was 13, but I do use a stationary bike at the gym.
My real end goal is to complete a half ironman, I'm a long way away from there but you have to start somewhere! My budget was about 500 dollars.
I went into a bike shop and tried two bikes from Trek: the 7.0 Fx ($400) and the Livestrong Fx ($600). The 7.0 seemed like a more comfy ride to me (even though most reviewers hate the saddle) but I was wondering if their was anything else in this price range I should be looking at or trying out?
I haven't picked a training method or anything yet but I know I will be putting in about 8-10km's minimum on the bike daily being the distance from here and back to the gym so any advice on how to choose and where to begin would be great.
Edit: I should also add that I am by no means a big guy, 5"6 and 165lbs.
I'm more than happy to buy off kijiji if I can find something in the right size range but I don't know what to look for!