Good morning everyone.
My birthday is in a few months and I have decided that I would like a new bike. My current bike is about 15 years old, a heavy touring bike by Jeep. It was great when I lived in the ďFlatlandsĒ and the derailleurs worked. Now itís getting to the point where the chain jumps and locks up and I constantly have to have it worked on.
I will be hitting the local bike shops and plan to consult with their pros but Iím looking for opinions on what brands you have found to be very good and features you really like.
I now live in the mountains, at 7500 feet above sea level. My street is a 3% grade and if I ride to work I have a 4-5% upgrade.
Iím looking primarily for a street bike, might do a little off roading but it would be on fairly well maintained trails not serious mountain biking. I want good suspension and comfort!
I would love one of the electric back wheels that could help with some of the steeper hills, especially the one coming home. No matter where I ride, I have a 3 mile uphill ride to get home!
Thanks for your opinions!
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