I'd like to start doing some casual riding around the neighborhood, mostly on paved, haven't ridden in decades. Ease of pedaling more important than speed. Looking at entry level hybrids, $400ish as I don't know how often I'll get to ride. Nearest bike shops sell Giant.
Looking at a couple of Cypress models and a couple of Sedonas, women's models. Should I get an aluminum frame with a suspension fork, or go with one of the cromo steel models that have a rigid cromo fork?
I don't know which one is actually lighter. Have been told the cromo/rigid fork is a better choice for me but would like to hear from a few others, since the shops seem to push the alum. Any advice for me? I don't want to make the wrong choice. Thanks for your help! I know next to nothing about frames, etc.
I also asked in Hybrids but haven't received replies yet.
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