Hey guys I'm a n00b, I'll admit it, I read through the FAQ and saw the bicycle guide, I will definately check out some local bike shops.
However, could any of you veterans or guru's throw a few bike names(name+model) at me? Some worthy contenders that you would recommend that don't break the bank? I need something to start my search for one.
I'm actually going to use this bike to commute, however it is almost certain that I will be going offroad once and a while(part of the path). I'm aiming for something relatively reliable/easy to maintain, light weight(under 45lbs), and most imporantly: inexpensive yet decent.
Honestly, I don't want to spend more than $250, in fact, I probably can't allow myself to do that right now. I know there's a lot of garbage bikes out there but I'm trying to stretch my money as far as I can. Used bikes are kind of out of the way for me. I am trying to buy this bike very soon, and there doesn't seem to be much in my area on craigslist.
Cheers! and Thanks in advance!