I just started and I love it, and I'm surprised how much I love it. I thought that I would prefer mountain biking, but I definitely prefer biking in the city. I'd recommend borrowing one and seeing if it's something you'll really get into. I never suspected that I would, so I just bought a 80s Centurion. It's great but I've already put a few hundred into it getting lighter wheels, new cassette, etc.
If it doesn't seem like you'll get real into it, I'd recommend just getting a used bike from a reputable shop in the area. If you really enjoy it I'd just buy a new bike for $400-600 and be done with it.
Originally Posted by JayKay335i
Straight PIITB. Then eat dumplings.