Originally Posted by Derek Simonds
To a bike geek that is totally a loaded question, darn close to a troll. Are you looking to buy a new bike or pick one up on craigslist? If used any modern mountain bike would probably work. If you pick up a bicycling magazine there is usually a section in the back where they reccomend bikes for people that might give you some ideas about what to look at.
I'm looking to buy new or used. I would be riding it a max 7 miles or so at a time, nothing spectacular.
Would Wal-Mart be an ok place to buy one?
I don't want to end up getting a crappy bike where the brakes break within a couple months or something.