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Old 09-23-21, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Senathon View Post
So what bike do you recommend me buying that I can use with an indoor bike conversion for a few months and then I can also use in town initially, then for upgrade longer distances(20 to 30k a day) for endurance training? I know I want a road bike since everything is flat and paved around here.
Look into a rigid fork flat bar bike. Companies call them different things- sport hybrid, flat bar road bike, fitness bike, etc.
Trek FX, Giant Escape, Specialized Sirrus, etc.

You may be able to find one at a large sporting goods store new for under $500, totally depends on local inventory.
Finding one at a bike shop for under $500 may be difficult as I think all the new ones start out at over $500 at this point.
Maybe finding one used on craigslist, facebook marketplace, a local bike co-op, or a bike shop that sells used would be the answer.

A rigid fork(no suspension) hybrid will work on your trainer indoors without much fussing and easily then transfer to riding outside.
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