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Old 11-14-08, 11:49 AM
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Help with purchase

I know NOTHING about bikes and I need some good resources to research a purchase. I need a quality bike for someone who plans to casually ride (5-20 mile rides) on a weekly basis. Any help with brands, retailers, accessories, websites, etc. would be really helpful.
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Hi Amy,

Almost any decent bike will do. Probably the $200-$400 price range will get you a nice hybrid or comfort bike that's suitable.

If you post your location / city / part of town we can recommend a good bike shop. Stay away from Wal-Mart / Target / Sports Authority type places, go to a real bike shop.

Or you could go used, but I only recommend that if you already know bikes pretty well and know what to look for.
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Originally Posted by amybhead View Post
I know NOTHING about bikes and I need some good resources to research a purchase. I need a quality bike for someone who plans to casually ride (5-20 mile rides) on a weekly basis. Any help with brands, retailers, accessories, websites, etc. would be really helpful.
Thanks!!


Sounds like you need a hybrid... you definitely need to go to a bike shop though and stay away from the big box store bikes.
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