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Old 08-07-09, 10:42 AM   #1
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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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Old 08-07-09, 11:16 AM   #2
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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.
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Thanks a bunch! I will check out those links. Can't wait to get riding again...
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