I haven't ridden in a while but always loved it. I'm going to start riding again and almost made the mistake of buying a schwinn or Denali from Target. Visited a couple local bike shops and narrowed my choices down to the following:
Giant Escape 2 for $419
Raleigh Cadent FT0 for $450
Will I notice any real difference between the two? Visually, the Raleigh is much more appealing but I've heard SO many good things about the Escape. I also cannot find much literature online about the Raleigh model I've selected but the owner of the bike store said he loves it. ANY help is greatly appreciated!