I'm looking to get a new bike for my birthday and need help on deciding. I've looked mainly at Raleigh and Schwinn.
I went to a local place and had the Raleigh Hybrid and Comfort recommended to me. I'll mostly be riding around on paved trails I believe, so I leaned more towards to the Hybrid and thought the Raleigh Hybrid Route 3.0 ($399) might be a good fit for me.
However, I really really like the looks of some Schwinn bikes and I know they've been around for a long time. I know Performance Bicycle sells these and I was eyeballing the 2012 Schwinn Voyageur World 21 Women's Hybrid Street Bike ($419).
I know Trek is supposed to be really good as well. But for someone who isn't going to be putting tons and tons of miles on a bicycle I really liked the Schwinn- is it a comparable quality to the Raleigh?? I'm looking to spend around 300-500, so not a lot