hi guys.. so i have been looking for a hybrid manily for commuting to office and some fitness along with that .. the distance is around 24miles(40km)..
At first was planning on schwinn sportera 2012 but then i really like the looks of FUJI ABSOLUTE 2.1 http://www.fujibikes.com/bike/details/absolute-21.. From specs i understand both are almost the same ..
But then i came across KROSS SETO (never heard of them before) http://www.kross.pl/en/2013/urban/seto#specification , which has hydraulic disc brakes when compared to FUJI 2.1 and its approx $180 costly..
If it is easy to replace a flat tire with disc brakes when compared to cable rim brakes ? is the lot of maintenance required for hydraulic brakes..
The LBS guys has been telling the FUJI is currently out of stock and they don't sell KROSS bikes..
So my only option is online but then i don't get to try it out(fit/comfortable or not- this is first time i am getting a bike of this price range)
Is it wise to buy without test ride?
Also is Kross seto worth the extra cash?
Looking to get a bike for sure in next two weeks atleast ..
any thoughts is much appreciated.. thank you..