Old 08-21-07, 10:07 AM
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How many miles are you talking about?

It does sound like one of the hybrid types of bikes (may also be called "fitness") is up your alley. They tend to be a lot less than $1k; but "good" suspension tends to cost more than "cheap" suspesion--so don't just buy the cheapest front suspension bike.

I don't keep up with the different types of bikes, but that's where I'd first start to look. I'd also plan on some trips to a bike shop, feel out a few, see if they give good service--a lot of places will do free tuneups (for some short period of time), so paying a bit more for a good place is preferable to going to the cheapest place. Ride a bunch of bikes, get an idea for feel. You may want to do some initial reading on bike fitting, so as to determine roughly what size of bike you are looking for.
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