I currently train 5x a week at my home gym, although I'm looking to add some proper cardio into the mix to prevent too much fat gain & to increase my endurance.
I live in the UK & decided to pick up a bike, as it would get me out in the fresh air & help to burn calories etc. The only thing is, I have around £150 ($230) or so max to spend on a bike. I realise many of you will be wanting to advise me NOT to purchase a bike for a price as low as this, although at the moment I have no other option. I understand that you can have problems with cheaper models, although I've had cheap(ish) bikes in the past, and never really had any major problems with them, therefore I feel seeing as I'm not trying to get into competitive cycling or anything like that, a bike for around £150 should suit me fine for the time being.
Anyway... The problem is, I don't really want to just spend £150 on any old bike. I'd rather get the best bang for my buck, and get the most out of the price I'm paying for the bike. Granted, £150 is not that much, but I'd still rather get the best possible bike I can for that price as opposed to just buying any old thing. Therefore, can you guys recommend any bike make or model which may fit my budget? Seeing as there is so many bike stores online and so many makes/models, I'm not quite sure what to go for. I've seen full suspension Raleigh models on Amazon, Argos etc for £150 and even cheaper. Raleigh is probably the only bike make I'm actually aware of, so I don't know which to look out for.
And finally, for my budget would a full suspension bike be worth buying or will it just be noticeably low quality? I heard that if you're on a budget, you should probably avoid suspension bikes due to the fact that the suspension isn't very good, although ideally I'd LIKE to get a bike with suspension.