I'm super new to cycling, but I've been lurking here on bikeforums for a while. Naturally, I've read most of the threads discussing the aforementioned bike, and while I certainly respect all of your opinions and knowledge, I've decided to go with the MTA for the reasons as follows.
1) Being incredibly new, I need something that I'll have the chance to make mistakes on, get hurt on, break and fix without being out too much cash.
2) It's rather silly to get pretty serious about riding fixed if I've never done it before, so I'd like to have an inexpensive way to test out the style and a little beater bike to get me back and forth from work.
3) I make zero money (exaggeration, but not by much), and my saving schedule pretty much forces me to drop that amount of money on a lower end bike, because after Friday I'll only be able to parcel out certain things, etc.
My question is this- foot retention is important, so clips and straps are clearly a must have. Is there anything else my inexperienced brain has missed in regards to parts/accessories etc that I should look at? Thanks in advance for your time, you guys know your stuff!
EDIT: Especially potential information on handlebars... I like the flats aesthetically, but I have no real aversion to drop bars. The main reason I haven't decided to go with the Revolver is the minor -$10 handlebar difference. After reading up a bit on drops, my hands never get tired on my mtb flat bars- probably because I just don't ride long enough. Is there another compelling reason to go for drops?
Last edited by DeusVolt; 06-01-11 at 01:51 AM.
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