Iv'e been lurking here quite awhile. Iv'e learned a lot, thanks to the knowledgable folks here. Iv'e read a lot on the net & here, but i'm still not sure whats right for me. I intend to do most of my riding on a local paved bike path. It's a beautiful path that goe's about 40 miles, through 2 county parks & a state park. There are gently sloping hills (nothing very steep). It winds arround 2 scenic lakes.
I'm 5'11" and shrinking (LOL). I can spend about $1200. I would like a UNcomplicated bike. But I like quality. Minimal gears, disk brakes, no suspension, maybe a carbon fork. Would a quality BMX type pedal & a Brooks B66 saddle. I have a 29" inseam, so stepover could be a issue. I'm leaning toward a Hybrid or a roadbike with flat bars.
Any thoughts on a good ride? I'm a little flexable on the price.