Currently I'm a college student who has been riding a beater. I saved up 800 dollars now to buy a new bike.
I don't know what to look for but I know that I want it for commuting to school.
That's 26 miles round trip.
I also want it for touring.
I plan on traveling over my breaks via bike.
I also need to put my books and bag somewhere on the bike.
People have suggested bikesdirect.com but I cannot narrow it down.
What do you guys think?
Thanks in advance.