So I've been reading you guys' posts on textile v. Leather.
It seems that it's 50/50 on this or that. The general consensus appears to be that if it's for city use, textile is okay, but racing requires leather (of course).
However, some people say textile can
melt your skin from sliding, as well as making you slide FURTHER. So far the only con for leather is price and that it can be hotter during those warm summer months.
Okay, now that I've shown that I did my research
here is my question:
What should I get?
I'm a beginner cyclist planning on getting a 500 bike (600 at the most). I was originally going to get a 250, but because of my size (6' 2"and 230) people have reccomended larger.
I plan to use the bike for commuting purposes in all types of weather. I don't own ANY type of vehicle so either I'd be in the rain on a 500cc bike or a 10 speed bike :P.
I would drive 10 miles to work at the least
. I would also ride to San Francisco, friend's house, etc. I don't plan on racing, however it's easy to say that when I haven't even had any bike experience.
Well this thread is getting a bit long, so I'll end it here and wait for responses before I ask anything more.