I am new to biking but want to get a "Hybrid/Commuter" and my budget is $600ish. If totally worth spending up to $800 than I will, would prefer not to. Want to start riding 10-30+ miles 2x a week, flat but eventually some hills.
I was looking at Specialized Sirrus Sport $550 but open to opinions to other comparable brands in same price range. I live in Orange County ,CA so have various bike shops and dealers. Bike Religion is closest to me and sells connondales but have treks and specialized close by to.
If I bumped up to $800 price I was looking at Specialized Elite or Cannondale BadBoy 9. I really like the way the BadBoy 9 looks and has disc brakes. But Specialized Sirrus Elite has carbon fiber forks.
I am so newbie that I have scoured the Internet for reviews and info but am coming up short, so anyone please help. I don't want to spend over $800 for this would already be pushing it.
Thank you to everyone in advance....