So just as Spring Break began, my long-suffering tank of a road bike died a horrible death and I can't seem to revive it. I'm currently in the market for a new bike, and lo and behold, my LBS has a 2009 Rockhopper in my size for $450 from about $699.
Is that good? There is a catch, though. I am a college student and I do intend to ride it for mostly commuting. If things pan out there may be some mountain biking and if you've seen me ride (flying over broken pavement, grassy hills, curbs and the like), I've figured that suspension would be nice. It's not that I don't like road bikes; it's that I feel that they're usually out of my price range.
I'm definitely not going to leave it out overnight as there's space in my living room (I have a suite), plus I'm going to invest in a good lock that I'll use to secure the wheel to the downtube.
If it is good, should I negotiate any further? Thanks in advance.