hi, i just recently bought a fs bike at costco and fell in love with riding again. however now i want a nicer bike ! ill let friends ride the costco crap heap when they visit hehe.
anyhow im 6' 200 lbs. 35 year old male i live in the country and ride mostly on asphalt, gravel roads, logging roads, riverbeds.
i want a bike that is comfortable on the roads for about 3-5 miles each way, that i can also take off road once i get to where im going. i wont be jumping alot but the riverbeds and logging roads do get kind of rough...
the bike shops in the area have
im looking to spend around $1000 usd with my primary interests being comfort/fit for my size, and starting with a good bike that i can upgrade as time goes on. any suggestions appreciated !