Any thoughts on a LHT vs Big Dummy by Surly? I had decided on a LHT at a local bike shop. The owner told me it would be on sale at the end of the month. 30%off. Or I would have gotten it this weekend lol. Appreciated his honesty. My biking experience and level I would say are low intermediate.No road experience. All mt bike, single track and rail trails.My main goals are. 1. Fitness / lose weight 2. Do some runs to town for shopping. Not gettin rid of the car but would like to integrate some of the shopping to the bike. 3. Put a lot of miles on it on days off.
The big dummy looks like it would be more utilitarian. Easier to load and haul stuff on. But the chain is so long. Are there upkeep/maint. issues with it or other parts to the bike. The sale starts the 26th of oct so I have a little time to make up my mind. Thanks in advance for the help!