I need a commuter bike. Any recommendations or bike buying
strategies? My needs include:
- Sub $1,000 (new)
- Somewhat comfortable
- Excellent hill climbing gears
- Excellent brakes.
- All weather (Redmond is wet)
- On road mainly, but some gravel or packed dirt trail
In preparation for purchasing a more family friendly vehicle,
I recently sold my truck and in the meantime, (blush), have been
riding my wife’s 80’s era 12-speed to work. It’s called a Miyata Nimbus, if you
can believe it? I only live 3 miles from work but the morning
approach is a long, grueling hill climb from downtown Redmond to Microsoft Main
Campus. Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Donations doubly so 🙂