Can someone please recommend a style, make & model for a used men's bicycle?
Would like to get a bike so I can go riding with my kids. Uses would be primarily paved & unpaved roads & trails. Harshest ride would probably be an unpaved trail around a lake at one of the local parks. So, it needs to be able to handle some exposed roots, rocks, etc.
I'm guessing at hybrid with front suspension. Need to be able to clamp on a trailer and/or one of those handy add-a-seat thingies behind.
Will likely buy used from CL. Lots of stuff available in the DC metro area. Tips on what to look for, look out for, gear, other resources for a novice rider, etc. greatly appreciated.
Rider is ~6' with a 32" inseam, on the heavy side. Haven't ridden a non-motorized two wheeler in (crud I'm getting old) 25 years.
I've seen some discussion, and the general consensus I saw was that there is a certain quality/price level ($500?) for new bikes below which durability and/or ease of use is compromised.