But Which Bike is Right for ME?
May 30, 2011 4:55 PM Subscribe
Yet another special snowflake question about what bike to get, from a bicycle noob. I'd like to get out and bicycle in our (hilly) neighborhood. If I love my bike to be, I may commute on it to the train, about 7 miles from our home, or for errands. I haven't really biked since I was a kid and owned a racing 10 speed. I'm a small fairly thin woman (5'2".) I'm fine with staying on roads and hence am not taken with mountain bikes, which strike me as clunky. A little more inside.
posted by bearwife to Health & Fitness (43 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've been eying the Trek 7100 hybrid
, just because it looks comfy, on my credit card rewards point site. I am also always taken with the look of Raleighs
. But since I know nothing at all, maybe they aren't the best option.
I'd prefer to keep the price of the bike under $1000. I'm fine with paying a few hundred more to add the accessories MeFis deem invaluable. And I live in Seattle. I did go to a well regarded local bicycle store, but somehow ended up being directed at a super fast light road bike priced better than $2000.