Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: western north carolina
bike good for everyday commute,,as i do.. an great to play around on dirt roads too..
but biggest thing is gear= jacket ,pants,and helment,, as if have good protecting..this also allows you to be comfortable thro multipule temps ,and riding sytles..
as i cook/chef,, an ware, water proof rideing pants over ,work pants.. when get to work just pull off gear slip on kitchen shoes an no problem..
so helment, jacket/pants, boots ,and gloves est:= i spent ,,just under $1000 est.. and can ride in any weather ,any time ..
as far as mantiance,,you should be able, to do most your own work!!!