I am new here and to the world of biking. At least in the modern age of biking. My last bike was a Ross 10-speed when I was 15 years old and 2 Mongoose BMX bikes back in the early 80's Gas prices got me interested in looking for a bike. Mainly for in-town running around. Then I got all hyped up on the Rails to Trails thing and figured that might be something I would like to do. Anyway, I was originally looking at like Trex 7300FX and Gary Fisher Nirvana, but discovered the Marin Muirwoods. Is there any reason not to look at this bike? Anything inferior compared to the other two? I have not tried any of them out yet. And of course I will do that before jumping into anything.
I think I have spent 25 hours looking through this site in the past 3 weeks or so, and it has helped me learn a lot more than I could have in 25 hours anywhere else.