Originally Posted by Juggernaut
So my budget is 800 or less. Still looking, I have an app scouring craigslist for me too. I currently have a mountain bike but it's a 20 year old heavy beast so anything would be an upgrade. I think buying my tacoma took less time than buying my bike. Also what is your opinion on the Marin Fairfax?
Funny...both my bikes are Marin's. My road bike, which technically is considered a hybrid, is the Marin Lucas Valley, which is very similar to the Fairfax...I think it is a model or two higher.
Great bike...about 95% road bike with the only difference being the handle bar setup and the fork. Everything else about it is road bike. Since I do more mountain biking, I wanted a road bike with all of the benefits of a road bike, but with a similar riding position of my mountain bike...which is a Marin Palisades Trail.
Both bikes would be close to your budget. I caught mine on sale. The ALP series of hybrids by Marin, are much more road than anything else though. I know some hybrids are very versitile, but I would not ride these on anything other than pretty smooth road. You're not going to be hopping curbs or anything on the Fairfax.