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Need help on deciding which bike to buy!!

Old 08-12-23, 06:08 PM
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Need help on deciding which bike to buy!!

My wife and I have been wanting to start riding bikes. I decided to get her something very comfortable to help her stick with it and becauseshe has some back problems. We would be riding around our neighborhood, parks, and light trails. I've found 2 bikes that I think will be good for her. One being the Electra Loft 7d and the other a Specialized Expedition Low entry. The electra I can get for $120 and the Specialized for $175. Which of these 2 bikes would best suit her needs? I do see that the Specialized has wider tires which would probably help for more off road terrains. Any input is appreciated.
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Old 08-12-23, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Teranluis1991
My wife and I have been wanting to start riding bikes. I decided to get her something very comfortable to help her stick with it and becauseshe has some back problems. We would be riding around our neighborhood, parks, and light trails. I've found 2 bikes that I think will be good for her. One being the Electra Loft 7d and the other a Specialized Expedition Low entry. The electra I can get for $120 and the Specialized for $175. Which of these 2 bikes would best suit her needs? I do see that the Specialized has wider tires which would probably help for more off road terrains. Any input is appreciated.
The specialized is a 1000+ dollar bike, the other is half that. look at the specialized first,
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Old 08-12-23, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund
The specialized is a 1000+ dollar bike, the other is half that. look at the specialized first,
I found them both to be around $550, the Specialized was discontinued in 2016. The Electra is still being sold I believe.
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Originally Posted by Teranluis1991
I found them both to be around $550, the Specialized was discontinued in 2016. The Electra is still being sold I believe.
Ah, I was looking at a roll Úlite low entry.
Electra's are fine bikes you looking for comfort or speed? The Electra is a 700c commuter and the Specialized is more of a city bike with bigger tires than the Electra has.
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund
The specialized is a 1000+ dollar bike, the other is half that. look at the specialized first,
Originally Posted by Schweinhund
Ah, I was looking at a roll Úlite low entry.
Electra's are fine bikes you looking for comfort or speed? The Electra is a 700c commuter and the Specialized is more of a city bike with bigger tires than the Electra has.
We are looking for comfort especially since my wife gets sore pretty quick. Just want a comfortable bike that will do good at parks and around the neighborhood and sometimes light trails, nothing too off road.
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the Specialized then
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Why not go to both stores and have her try the bikes; let her butt decide which is the premium entry, and if neither, keep trying them out.
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