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ok, so here's my dilemma:

I currently own a 26", 21-speed, dual suspension mountain bike that I got for a birthday three years ago that I've barely ridden. I'm planning on selling it and buying a lighter road/commuter bike so I can bike to school, get some exercise, and save gas money.

My school is six miles away, making it a twelve mile journey each day, 4-5 days a week. I'm 5'9", a tiny bit chubby (not very much, just belly), and I have exercise asthma.

So I'm looking for a lightweight road/commuter bike that I can use to bike to school that won't cost too much (under $300). My budget is pretty tight, as I'm an "impoverished" university student.

After a lot of research, I think I've decided on the Forge M Street 19". It's $229 (+shipping) through Target.com, and I can use my employee 10%off discount.


So is this my best choice for my situation? And no, I can't budge on my budget. I've also tried looking at cheap used bikes that may be better, but my stint with craigslist only yielded crap or ripoffs.

Also, I'd be more comfortable with the 19" rather than 17" frame, right.

Thanks!

http://www.forgebikes.com/mstreetbk.asp
http://www.target.com/Forge-Street-Fitness-Urban-Bike/dp/B000LWDHJS/qid=1240798946/ref=br_1_5/187-6657368-5960750?ie=UTF8&node=125446011&frombrowse=1&rh=&page=1
 

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Cool, I was leaning towards the 19", but just wanted to get some more advice. And that's good, since the 19" is black while the 17" is light blue.

Still, are there any other, perhaps better, bikes in this price range? I want to be extra sure I got the best I can before I buy it...
 
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