I just sold my car last week. I'll be commuting to work 10 miles one-way. I live in Portland so it rains most of the time, which means I'd like a bike with full fenders and a rack to pack dry gear. I've read through quite a few threads and several people mentioned these two bikes. I'm not well versed on components, and maybe some other bikes in this price range would give me similar functionality. My commute does have some lengthy hills. I'm down for new or used, as long as the price stays around $600 or so. Thanks.
Windsor Tourist: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/tourist.htm#specs
Motobecane Fantom Cross CX: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fantom_cross_cx3.htm
Edited by sevilnort - 4/26/11 at 5:28am