New Bike ...help please! in The Nesting Box Posted June 20, 2013 I've just bought my first for 20+ years and I'm 44! I went for a hybrid with suspension as we ride a lot on the canal towpath - not off road exactly but far from smooth. The suspension really does reduce the ouch factor. I've also bought some cycling trousers with padding beneath and that helps a lot too - I didn't feel the aches and pains at 20 that I do now! We went to the Edinburgh bicycle cooperative as they were the only place that did the cycle to work scheme that OH is using, the care and service were excellent - they were knowledgeable and took a lot of care to ensure we found the right bikes - and mine is 'last year's model'- so substantially cheaper than the newer one for a good spec.