Thinking of getting the Specialized Women's Globe Vienna 1. Looking to take it mostly around paved trails and the occasional dirt path. Maybe a bit of city riding too. The longest I'll ride it is probably 30-40 miles max, but that would be only once or twice a year. I'm 5 ft and 105 lbs so I'm thinking of getting the 45W size. Here is the link to the bike.
The MSRP is $420, but I'm hoping I could get it for less somewhere. A few questions:
1. For my type of riding, size, and price range, what other similar bikes would you recommend? I have also been considering the Cannondale Quick 5 Feminine. http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/09/c...del-9QRW5.html But the Specialized is cheaper so that is a consideration.
2. Since this is a new model, how much can I expect to pay for the Specialized Globe if it retails at $420? I would prefer to buy from my LBS so I can have it for repairs and stuff. How much of a discount can I get do you think? I will be purchasing around Westchester county in NY or Fairfield county in CT.