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Hi, I'm looking for a hybrid road bike for use while at university, but I have little idea of what is good in terms of components and spec so would be grateful for any advice. I'm hoping to find on…
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Hi,

I'm looking for a hybrid road bike for use while at university, but I have little idea of what is good in terms of components and spec so would be grateful for any advice. I'm hoping to find one that is on special offer so that i'll be getting something of a higher quality than i would otherwise have been able to afford.

I've found a 2006 Marin fairfax - apparently reduced from £555.99 to £349.99.
http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/product/2006marinfairfaxbike.aspx?&id=2591

Also some other reduced ones here...

http://www.ashcycles.com/power/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=729

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/globe-elite-2008-hybrid-bike-ec001475

http://www.ashcycles.com/power/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=511

http://www.ashcycles.com/power/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=501

http://www.ashcycles.com/power/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=481

Can anyone in the know tell me if these bikes, especially the Marin Fairfax, are any good, or advise of any others that may be worth considering.

Thanks
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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I have one of these:

http://kettlerdirect.co.uk/Product-Details.asp?item=City-Cruiser-Mens-51cm&product=47

Sturdy, aluminium, very well made, quality components - can't recommend it highly enough.
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thanks Magic monkey for making the links clickable!

And Newbold thanks for the recommendation, will take a look...
#4
Newbold
I have one of these:

http://kettlerdirect.co.uk/Product-Details.asp?item=City-Cruiser-Mens-51cm&product=47

Sturdy, aluminium, very well made, quality components - can't recommend it highly enough.


Nexus hub so good for people who don't want to have to do a lot of cleaning or maintenance due to road grime.

If you're used to looking after derailleurs, though, at some point you've got a learning curve.

Bet you've binned that "power modulator" ;-)
#5
Lester Burnham
Nexus hub so good for people who don't want to have to do a lot of cleaning or maintenance due to road grime.

If you're used to looking after derailleurs, though, at some point you've got a learning curve.

Bet you've binned that "power modulator" ;-)


You're absolutely right about the Nexus hub. Far less troble than derailleurs, which I've gladly given up as too much trouble for general purpose cycling.

Didn't even notice the power modulator (whatever it is!) - so not a problem.;-)
#6
Newbold
Didn't even notice the power modulator (whatever it is!) - so not a problem.;-)


It's a little battery shaped gubbins (the spec of your bike says it has one...) they often put just by the noodle on the front V-brake, because apparently a front v-brake is just too powerful, it needs a bit of mechanical assistance to "modulate" the power.

The reality is it just serves to make the front brake a bit mushy, and attempts to absolve the manufacturer of any liability from accidents or injury caused by heavy use of the front brake (I **** you not!).

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