Hello and please excuse my ignorance if this is a dumb question. It's been about 20 years since I rode a bike. Now I'm living close to work...it's approximately 3 miles. I decided to ditch the car and bus and just bike it in instead. I looked at the hybrids and tried one. However, I felt it was kind of weak and frail. I wobbled around quite a bit. I'm not sure if it was because the frame or tires were very thin and light. In other words, I didn't feel very comfortable.
Now I would like to try a mountain bike instead. I haven't taken a test ride yet. I thought I would ask this forum first. Therefore, how does a mountain bike feel on a city street. I know by just looking at the bike that it's sturdier than a hybrid.
I also heard that you can buy a mtn bike and then just swap tires or something? Is that correct?
Every salesperson I've talked to told me that the hybrid models would be suited for me but when I tried it out I just didn't feel safe.
Any help would be appreciated.
BTW, the last bike I had had no speeds and a big banana seat.