Green Tea Lemonade
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Highland Park, NJ
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I agree with BotByte... if you're gonna be using your bike for mainly off-road activity, even if it's just some light trails, go with a mountain bike. For 50 dollars more, your can get a Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...=Path%2FGravel
). It'll be a good starter bike for off-road stuff, and, if you have a Specialized dealer, should be readily available. Comfort bikes are ok for small rides, and look ok to the average consumer, but if you want to do anything major, get either a mountain bike for off-road, or a road bike for road stuff. If you find you want to start commuting, or find you start doing more road things, you can get slick 26" tires for about 20 dollars a set at Nashbar.com, an online bike store.
Edit: just looked at the bike you currently have... you don't need to get another mountain bike. Just get some new tires, "smooth center tread tyres with a rough outer edge", as BotByte stated before.
Last edited by Oil_LOL; 05-31-11 at 03:58 PM.