I've been looking into used & new bikes for a friend of mine. Got some great input here on "Used", but that route seems problematic, if nothing else, from a time standpoint, unless you're lucky. I'm considering these 2 new models:
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My friend is female, but will be buying a "men's" frame. Am I correct that there is really no point to a "ladies" frame, if the rider has no intention of biking in a hoop skirt??? I'm frankly surprised they even still make those drop frames. Impossible to get on the rack, if nothing else.
So, what are the thoughts on the relative merits of these 2 bikes? We are open to other possibilities as well, but need to keep the cost below $400.