Helping my fiancÚ' search for a bike. Her commute will be a hefty 18-20 miles one way. She really wants a hybrid to be able to do some light trail or dirt road riding on the weekends. Her budget is roughly $700.00. She has been leaning towards the Specialized Ariel Sport Disc. I am wondering if there are any others she should be considering. I want her to get the best bike she can for her budget so that she has the most dependable components while out on her long commute.
Specialized Ariel Sport Disc?
Any others? She is in the process of test riding but there are so many options and bikes that it is easy to get overwhelmed. Opinions from the experts on this forum are appreciated.