Hello to all. I was on another bike forum, but never seemed to get any replies.
Here's my problem.
I would like to get a bike to replace an older, quite heavy [nearly 45 lbs.] mountain bike. I'm wanting a hybrid bike and have been looking at the more 'entry level' bikes. What I've been looking at are the Schwinn Voyager GS, Giant Cypress, Giant Farrago, and the Trek Navigator 7100.
Here's my problem. These ARE [of course] low priced bikes. They have cheap components, whether they be shifters, derailers, front forks, . . . . I basically ride on paved surfaces with my wife, rarely breaking the 10 mph speed. Occationally, we ride on gravel trails.
I've heard that people in the 'know' [when it comes to bikes] say that SRAM isn't any good, that front suspension forks on lower priced bikes aren't any good, etc.
My question is, for what my wife and I do, and how we ride, would the bikes above work well enough, AND have components that will hold up and last a while?
Thanks, I hope to read many excellent posts of those who are high in knowledge when it comes to bikes.