bike for older person
I'd like to buy a bike for my father. He's a novice cyclist, almost 60, 5'9" and about 230 lbs.
I mostly cycle on road bikes and fitness hybrids, which I think would be unsuitable for him - I don't think he'd use it, so I'm looking at either a comfort hybrid or a mountain bike. I don't really know how to buy either:
- is there a big difference between a comfort hybrid and a mountain bike? For the same money, I can get a much better spec'd hardtail, but would it be much more uncomfortable?
- How does one size a comfort hybrid? For 5'9" with a 32" inseam, would the medium specialized crossroads be a good fit, or should it be large? http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...007&spid=21917
My budget is $300 or less, so I'm mostly looking on ebay, etc. for lightly used bikes. I live in Canada, my father lives in the southern US. Any purchase I make will be mail order.