Howdy! My husband and I have decided to get into biking. For him this is a return and for me it is an intro to mountain biking. We have a nice open field behind our house that should be a good start. Plus we live in Austin, Texas with lots of great places to ride.
Any suggestions on bikes? We are thinking about a Trek 6700 for him and a Trek4900 or 4500 for me. I'm a pretty tall girl at 5'8" so I don't know if I will need a WSD. Any thoughts? Initially we wanted to keep the cost at around $500 a piece.
We have been looking at Specialized and Gary Fisher too.
What else do we need to pick up to get started?