New to bikes, need advice. From SF, CA!
Hey guys. My name is Vince and I need some advice on what kind of bike I should purchase. I live in San Leandro and work in San Francisco so I will be taking my bike either on the bus (AC Transit Transbay Express), or on the subway (BART).
Currently I have a Dahon Speed P8. It's a great little bike and is very versatile and compact. The only problem is it can't go long distances or climb hills very well. It's an 8 speed but weighs ~22 lbs and only has 20" wheels. I need something that is fast and can climb small San Francisco hills.
Can anyone point me to the type of bike I am looking for, or possibly some recommendations of entry level bikes that will give me the most bang for my buck for my needs?
I'm not looking for the most high tech, lightweight bike out there that costs $1000. My range is probably $400-500 but if possible, I would like to stay in the $300 or below range. I also don't mind a used bike!
Any help is appreciated