Hello /n/ I been looking around for an inexpensive "fitness" bike like the Giant Escape and Norco VFR are there other alternatives i should consider? My budget is $300-400
You can get a custom titanium bike with full di2 and custom deep aerogarbon wheels with gokiso hubs for under $300 if your not a retardo like most of this consumer sheeple board. I myself commissioned a design from the Vatican, welded by the pope and with a seatpost made of fragments of the True Cross, for $299. If you disagree with me you don't know SHIT about bicycles and probably ride a BSO with DUI bars and it's a fixie to.
A lot of people also misunderstand the fact that values vary per region
For instance in cager places any bike is worth no more than $150 no matter how nice, in real cyclist places the general population is not clueless and legitimate bikes have actual aftermarket value