I have been bike shopping for a couple weeks and i cant seem to find the right bike. Reason for that is i dont have a clue what i want/need. I am 5'2, 115 pounds and live in a mountain town. I plan on riding my bike to work, class, and on our urban trail system around town. Occasionally i hope to take it out in the forest on designated bike trails for fun.
I'm looking for something thats not terribly heavy because i have to carry it upstairs and im not very strong haha. I would be willing to pay $500-$600 if someone could convince me... but otherwise i would like to stay around the $300 range. I'd be riding it about 5 days a week, at least 4 miles a day. Someone told me the apollo panther may be a good choice. Any advice and guidance is appreciated!