I'm looking into buying a new bike. The one I have is quite old and is starting to cost me money, I'd rather just buy a new one, my current one isn't worth putting money into. I will be using it to commute to work during the spring/summer months, approximately 14kms per day and it'll be used on bike paths and sidewalks only. I don’t know the difference between commuter/hybrid/road and all of those different types or brands. I spoke to someone at a bike shop and they recommended I should look into hybrid or commuter bikes. The larger the tire the better is what they told me. I don’t want to break the bank, hoping to find one $500 or cheaper, but I want something that is decent quality for the price. Does anyone have any recommendations on what type I should be looking into, or good brands I should be looking at, or brands to stay away from? Any advice would be appreciated!
Thank you so much,