So I've got a 12km commute from burnaby to west broadway every morning/night. It takes about 55minutes on 2 busses and a skytrain. It takes about 45minutes to drive it. Most of this is due to the traffic/bus stops. I'm thinking, it's a very straight road with allot of flashing green lights. So I think im going to pick up a road/hybrid bike(?) and try and do the deed in 40min on the streets just behind the busy main roads.
I haven't ridden a bicycle in at least 2 years and don't even know what to look for in a new bike. Any tips/recommendations on anything from prices/brands/type of bike/brakes/models etc?
I was hoping to only spend around 450$ on the bike itself and then i assume i'll have another 300$ on accessories and stuff.