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    Need bike recommendations for casual Texas hill country riding

    Hey all,
    First post here. I'm 28 (male) and looking to get into casual riding. I have an airplane hangar in Stonewall, Tx (near Johnson City) and would like to keep a bike in there for rides into town and around the backroads. I guess I'm looking for a hybrid as I'd like to do some roads but maybe a few trails here and there. Nothing hardcore, just basic exercise.

    With that said, what's a good bike for me that is easy on my budget of $500-1000? Anyplace locally with good deals?

    Thanks!

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    Performance now has 15% off all 2009 bikes, AND this weekend is double points (20% off value in points) if you become a Performance member. Combine the two and you effectively get 1/3 off.

    You should go look at crosss bikes and others as well as hybrid.

    Your decision could be made on which kind of bars do you want, straight like a mountain bike or drops like a road bike.

    If I was going to ride only one bike mostly on roads and an occassional trail I would go for the cross.
    Like this: http://www.performancebike.com/webap...00_20000_45501

    Or you could go for a straight bar like this: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._400001_400310

    I just used these bikes as models not particular recommendations.

    Go check performance out, they have lots of bikes.
    "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."

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    Thanks a bunch! I will check out those links. Can't wait to get riding again...

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