my wife and I recently moved back to North America from Japan and are bike-less (the
horror . . . the horror . . . ).
Currently in San Diego, we'll be moving north to Vancouver B.C. next January. While
we're here in S.D. we'd like to pick up some new road bikes (or hybrids). My wife prefers
to keep things less than $1,000.00 per bike. This afternoon I've looked at a Trek 1.5
Compact and a GIANT Defy 3. I'm also perusing reviews for these and other bikes.
So, I turn to you folks to perhaps offer a suggestion. We use our bikes a lot and tend
towards doing 120 km. rides on weekends. We're are active cyclists looking for a nice
ride--something that will give us a good return for the money we can afford to spend.
We're not pros, but we love cycling. If anyone can suggest a bike, how well negotiating
can go at indie bike shops, or perhaps even suggest a nice store in the San Diego area,
that would be fantastic!
Thanks a bunch!