Try lots of bikes and most of all, GET A GOOD FIT! Everyone likes different things so it's really hard to recommend what you would need. I used to commute on my old mountain bikes with touring tires on it for a combination of dirt trails and paved trails. It worked well for me, but other people probably wouldn't like or recommend that choice.
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My LBS recommended the Specialized Tricross when I approached them about not only a bike for commuting, but one that could do longer rides as well. I live @ 9 miles from my work. I bought it last Feb. and have LOVED it! They recommended it because of it's versatility as it is a cyclocross bike.
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Hi my biking friends, haven't been here in a while but I am back. I am toying with the idea of buying a new bike. I want to ride my bike to work more. I have about a 12 mile one way journey. In the morning it's all down hill and the ride back home is a nice climb :D My route is mostly bike trails until the last 3 miles it's road. Any suggestions for a nice commuter. Thanks
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