Hi everyone. I would really appreciate advice on a new bike for a beginner, budget around $800-$900.
The last time I owned a bike I was 10 and that was 20+ years ago. I am finding it difficult to decide what to go for with the countless options available. I will be riding for leisure and fitness a few times a week around mostly flat paths with the occasional gravel/dirt or sightly uneven paths (Melbourne).
With the current lockdown stage 4 it is impossible to take it for a test ride making it incredibly difficult to pick the right one.
So far I have narrowed it down to:
Merida Crossway 100 – https://www.99bikes.com.au/merida21-crossway-100-glossy-blac...
Reid Urban X3 – https://www.reidbikes.com/product/urban-x3/
Giant Roam 4 Disc – https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/roam-4-disc
I love the look of the Urban X3 but the Merida Crossway 100 is available for C&C from a nearby store.
I genuinely appreciate any advice. Thanks!