sombody posted a link to a bike that was about $400. it seems like a good way to start biking. what bike was it? Or if you have any other suggestions for good entry level bike. please list. This is for a friend who is not looking to go super fast, but enjoy taking in some of the texas hill country. I think comfort is important. maybe a steel frame. I love my lemond 853 steel cause my hands don't hurt after riding anymore. it stinks that they don't make that frame anymore. they don't make any full 853 frames anymore. it's sad when a good company stops doing what they were good at. kinda like bontrager when they made great frames. i still love my bontrager privateer.