hello all, just wanted to say this is a great forum. searching through the various threads have answered the majority of my questions, however, now i need some opinions.
i am planning on purchasing a bike for mostly road use (maybe the occassional light trail). unfortunately, a road bike is well out of my range ($300-400). initially i was looking at hybrids, but after reading some negative comments regarding them (i.e. it's not a good road bike, nor is it a good MTB) and hearing other suggestions about putting slicks on an MTB, i was wondering if maybe i should go that route. i plan on riding a couple times a week for fitness purposes and the occassional 10-15 mile trip to the lake.
what suggestions do you guys have? should i go with a hybrid or find an MTB and put city tires on? i'm in the process of visiting some lbs, so hopefully they can clear up some of my confusion as well
btw, i saw the specialised sirrus, and although it's slightly out of my range ($450), the styling and feel is really drawing me towards it any opinions on that bike as well?
sorry for the long post :-T