Points to consider
- My budget is $400 (xmas pressie), no more
I weigh 105Kgs and looking to shed some (I'm IT my work is sitting at computers mainly)
Got 2 small children who are at an age to be encouraged to learn to ride (want them to see Daddy doing it and ask if they can too)
I live in rural NSW, we have a semi-arid flatland state forest (Pilliga)to our south and beautiful Mt range (Mt Kaputar) to our east
We have 1 "sport" shop that sells ridiculously overpriced everything, and staff who know not much about a range of things
I've been studying this forum and non-supermarket HT's in my range for about a day non stop
Correct me if I'm wrong here, according to this chart I would need approximately a 16-18" frame? I'm 173-174cm Height, and 76cm inseam according to that.
Ok so this is what I've found:
Polygon Premier 3.0 delivered for $398
Hasa Comp 1.0 delivered $397.27
Silverback Stride delivered $362.73
Are these good starters? Which is better (the Hasa reviewed well here, can't find one for the Polygon, but its outright price is more expensive, although the Hasa is said to be feature rich)? Can you recommend something in this range considering shipping to rural NSW? Silverback is minus disc brakes but has lockout fork. As mentioned in points it will be mainly road and some light flat dirt tracks to hopefully build an appetite to progress further.
Note: Please please don't reply with "if you just spend this much more you can get xxxx" I see it so much in forums where people ask for best CPU/Motherboard/Ram/Graphics Card/etc/etc for $xxx. It's a pet hate of mine.
EDIT: 11/11/12 2pm, added Silverback