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What kind of bike should a college student invest in?

I'm a college student with no car & by the end of this summer I'll have more than enough for a bike. I'll just use the bike for riding around campus, and around town to the bank (I have a job right by campus), the grocery store, ecetera. It'll feel nice to not have to walk 30 minutes just to get to bank & I won't feel super confounded to the campus. But I have no idea what kind of bike to get; a road bike? My dad has a mountain bike that I drove once on the road to run an errand and it just felt really difficult for me to handle, like it was going too slow for me so I don't think a mountain bike would be a good idea? Or should I get a hybrid? I'm just lost when it comes to all this.

Asked By: - 2/5/2013
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For college use, you need something reliable but not flashy. You don't want to attract fhieves... More
Answered By: silverbullet - 2/5/2013
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Motorize a good quality mountain bike.
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Answered By: LandRiderJerry - 2/5/2013
 
Cheap fitness hybrid. (road bike with flat handlebars) Colleges are the worst for bicycle theft.
Answered By: BlueLobster - 2/5/2013
 
Get a comfort or hybrid bike and add fenders and a rack. Planet bike makes great lite weight fenders.
Answered By: John M - 2/6/2013
 
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