looking for helpful advice
I am a healthnut who runs roughly 5 a day untill last year when I started incorporating biking into my workouts. Now I am hooked on biking but I am not sure what to get. I have been shopping around a little and have heard good things about kona, specialized, trek etc... However, I walked into a local dealer and he had a couple bikes that fell into my price range of 500-650. There was a bianchi (hope I spelled it right) touring bike that would be great for commuting but not rugged enough for trails at 519$ and then he showed me a topenga comp 2005 diamondback for 599 that looked promising with decent components and a sturdy frame. My concern is, nobody seems to talk about diamondbacks, good or bad, so I need some help on making an informed decision. Please, any help would be great.....