I would like to get a mountain bike. I have a Windsor road bike and some Trek bikes but I don't know anything about Mountain bikes. I'm 40 and am never going to be competing in anything I just want to ride a few easy trails and use the bike as a commuter. A LBS that sells Schwinn has this bike for $169. Here are the specs.
It has an aluminum frame which is something the Trek 820 doesn't have. I haven't test ridden it yet. If I don't get this I will probably go to my normal LBS and get a low end Trek Aluminum frame Mountain bike (3500 ,3700 or 4100) unless I get lucky and find a good used one on the floor. What is really weak about this Schwinn? I know know much about equipment so the specs don't help me out very much.
The most challening thing I will do with this bike is probably ride this trail which is close to where I live and ride the streets to work.
Thanks a lot.