Help me pick out a bicycle
August 24, 2011 10:31 AM Subscribe
I want a bicycle for fitness and a biathlon here and there. I don't want to spend a ton of money on a casual hobby but I don't want a bike that only lasts a season. What type/brand of bike should I buy or what should I look for in a bike for this purpose?
posted by bodgy to health & fitness (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been running a lot lately and enjoy it (crazy, right?). I want to try a biathlon - there is a non-competitive one coming up soon and it's a short run and bike. The problem is that I no longer have a bike. I have been wanting to purchase one anyway for cross training on the days I don't run but I have no clue what to buy.
I'll be riding long distances on the bike on city streets and country roads.
Can anyone suggest a good starting out bike for me? I'm only competing to finish.