Looking for advice on buying a bike!
Hello! I am new to cycling as a hobby (I used to ride my bike to school and around town before I got a car) and i have recently purchased a trek 8.3 DS and I am in love with it. As of now I am just riding trails around my city. I am 17 and can ride up to about 40 miles at a time max. I have a friend who would like to get into cycling and I am trying to help him out. He does not have a bike so I am wondering what is a good starter bike for him? He isn't a very experienced rider but we would just be riding on paved trails so he doesn't need a mountain bike but I don't think he should get a full on road bike because I'm sure we will be cutting through some grass and hopping some curbs occasionally. I love my 8.3 DS but he is looking for something a bit cheaper, around the 200$ range give or take (used bikes are his best option if he wants a quality bike i'm assuming?). Any help is much appreciated!