I am looking for a bike just to get some exercise. I am planning on riding with my friend and his wife so riding on simple dirt trails and walking path type riding.
I am NOT wanting to spend a lot of money on a bike. 150-250 is the range I am looking at currently. I am willing to change this if you can show me that a 300 dollar bike is that much better of a bike over a 200 dollar bike. But I also don't want to over spend on a something that is going to be very casual. Don't want to spend $250 on a bike that is no different than a $150 dollar bike. I am not going to be riding serious at all. It is just something to get some exercise. Just some dirt roads, gravel roads, something similar to this type of riding.
The other one was a trek 5100 I think. It was almost solid black. He said it comes in black and burnt orange if that gives you any idea of what model it is. It was roughly 530 with the Disc breaks.
Are either of these bikes any good? Any others I should ask about or look at?
Also I am not really looking to "loose weight" I weigh 175lbs. I am just looking for something to do once or twice a week so I will get some exercise. I sit behind a computer all day and don't get any exercise.
Hey, kur1j, I was reading your thread from last spring.. I was wondering how you like your Gary Fisher Wahoo Disc? You've prbably had it over 9 months now. What's your take on its performance, comfort, durability, value, etc. I've narrowed my choices to a couple of bikes: The GF Wahoo Disc, a Specialized Hardrock, and maybe one of the Trek models in the $600-700 range.
I welcome your thoughts and those of the rest of you who care to offer advice on my question.