used Surly LHT or new on sale Marin
I am new here, and have really been enjoying this forum. I have been lurking and scanning through the archives to try and reacquaint myself with the language as I have not ridden nor thought of a new bike since my Gunnar was stolen about 5-6 years ago.
I have a baby now and will be pulling a trailer. Which means I will need a bike that can bear loading. Previously I used a BOB. Also - My budget is almost non existent- about 5-7 hundred.
I have seen some positive commentary regarding the Marin Muirwoods. It happens to be on sale until the end of the day Sunday at REI for $465. However There is also a used LHT in my size for $750 that seems to still be available as I write.
I have included the ad text for the surly and the link for the Marin. The Marin is much more in my price range- but maybe the extra couple of c notes for the surly is the better deal. I am no longer familiar with components and am having difficulty discerning.
I would welcome and appreciate any commentary...
"Really nice bike.
Surly Long Haul Trucker. Sweet ride. 18 speeds.
Full Shimano Dura-Ace groupo.
Cyclocross tires. 26".
Olive green paint job. Steel frame.
Perfect for a small female. 48cm. (Yes, I know Surly's site doesn't list a 48cm, but it is.) It has eyelets for a rack.
I'm in Southeast. Give me a call, feel free to come check it out."
The Marin is here: