Brooke and I went to Outspoken (wish they had a website!) and Andy Jordan’s (they don’t have a website either, but meh) today to look at bikes. Here are the bikes I tried out:
In terms of names, obviously the Fuji is better. I think “Giant” is a stupid name for a chain of bikes. But regardless, nothing could beat Fuji Syuusuke. (And you know if I buy that bike, its name will be Syuusuke…)
Anyway, you might be able to tell that these aren’t particularly fast or rough-and-tumble bikes. I want the bike for riding on trails; good exercise, but nothing hyperintensive. Both bikes were a comfortable ride, but the Fuji was the best. It handled well, the seat was comfortable, and I just felt at home riding it.
I’m going to check Wal-Mart and Target, too; I don’t have to make my decision until the end of the month. I’m really leaning towards the Fuji at this point, but we’ll see.
And now I’d like to leave you with a message from Fuji Syuusuke…