I'm looking to get my first bike since high school. I'm wanting to do paved roads but mostly light trails (no jumps, rocks etc., but want it to be sturdy if I go off-road). Since this is my first bike and I don't know how often I'll get to use it (once per week?), I'm wanting to stay in the $300/$400 range. I understand this range gives me really basic, cookie-cutter Chinese bikes, and I'm fine with that for my first one. The Sorrento seems to feel right sitting on it, though I haven't had a chance to ride it more than a few feet in a little circle in-store.
My questions are:
- Can you confirm that the Diamondback Sorrento is a good choice for me?
- It comes from Dick's, which is, of course, not a good place to expect a bike expert. Would purchasing it from Dick's/Amazon and then taking it to my local bike shop to do the assembly/initial setup be a good idea? or will they tell me why I shouldn't have gone to Dick's? (I just want it set up correctly and I'm no bike expert)