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Hi all I'm looking to buy a bike to keep fit and just to use to travel to work which is about 1 mile. I'm just after some advice in what style of bike to get. Any help would be appreciated Read More
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2y, 10m agoPosted 2 years, 10 months ago
Hi all I'm looking to buy a bike to keep fit and just to use to travel to work which is about 1 mile. I'm just after some advice in what style of bike to get. Any help would be appreciated
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2y, 10m agoPosted 2 years, 10 months ago
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banned#1
hybrid
#2
^ As CBEE2 said, definitely hybrid.
#3
hybrid is a good allrounder, how much do you want to spend?
#4
Bmx - Have some fun :)
#5
roof30
^ As CBEE2 said, definitely hybrid.

I have been looking at the hybrid bikes. I've found a gt aggressor for £100 was thinking of buying that to see how I get on
#6
Sandy1012
hybrid is a good allrounder, how much do you want to spend?

Well I've found a gt aggressor for £100
#7
thats a mountain bike not a hybrid
#8
Sandy1012
thats a mountain bike not a hybrid

I thought it was a hybrid lol what's a decent price range
#10
Around £300 + is a good starting price. Any £100 bikes will be cheap sh1te.
#11
http://www.freeborn.co.uk/specialized-crossroads-2014

good bike, hard to beat price at £280
#12
roof30
Around £300 + is a good starting price. Any £100 bikes will be cheap sh1te.

Yeah £300 new or even second hand. I've seen a few hybrid on eBay go for about £150
#13
Sandy1012
http://www.freeborn.co.uk/specialized-crossroads-2014

good bike, hard to beat price at £280

Evans have just opened up so gonna have a look there
banned#14
you're biking 1 mile so what bike you get really doesn't matter, you just don't want to get one new that costs £100 (because that will suck so hard)

I have an expensive bike but my last 2 got stolen so for my commute I use a cheap one I bought for £45 off gumtree, it's heavy, VERY old, but I'm only going 2 miles there and 2 miles back so I really don't care
banned#15
last 3 got stolen, not 2 - finally learnt my lesson though lol
#16
Personally I would get a mountain bike.

I had never used a bike since I was a kid and got a mountain bike last year, I am now 40 and find it very easy to ride. I think a hybrid is a bit of a Frankenstein Monster to be honest.

One mile to work is not a lot but you say you also want one to get fit so I hope your going to use it as 1 mile on a bike is the equivalent to walking downstairs on a morning.

The GT Aggressor for £100 sounds good as long as it is a good example, you get loads of different variations and the models change over the years. You don't want to be paying £100 for an old clapped out model, but overall that is a very good bike for £100, just find out what year it is and what condition it is in first.

Overall any good second hand bike from the likes of Carrera, Specialised, GT, Giant, Claud Butler, etc will be ok as long as they are good examples. You don't want to be buying something that needs the odd gear fixed here and there as you don;t know what else is wrong with it. Just take a look at one, have a ride on it, make sure it fits (i.e. your feet touch the floor when standing over the frame) and certainly make sure everything works as it should.

Once purchased take it to your local cycle shop for a quick service if you feel it needs one then bingo, your away.

For £100 you can get a very good bike second hand.


Edited By: NEtech on Jun 19, 2014 22:06: Deeky
#17
roof30
Around £300 + is a good starting price. Any £100 bikes will be cheap sh1te.

Obviously he was talking about second hand, since when does any GT cost £100 new?
#18
NEtech
Personally I would get a mountain bike.

I had never used a bike since I was a kid and got a mountain bike last year, I am now 40 and find it very easy to ride. I think a hybrid is a bit of a Frankenstein Monster to be honest.

One mile to work is not a lot but you say you also want one to get fit so I hope your going to use it as 1 mile on a bike is the equivalent to walking downstairs on a morning.

The GT Aggressor for £100 sounds good as long as it is a good example, you get loads of different variations and the models change over the years. You don't want to be paying £100 for an old
clapped out model, but overall that is a very good bike for £100, just find out what year it is and what condition it is in first.

Overall any good second hand bike from the likes of Carrera, Specialised, GT, Giant, Claud Butler, etc will be ok as long as they are good examples. You don't want to be buying something that needs the odd gear fixed here and there as you don;t know what else is wrong with it. Just take a look at one, have a ride on it, make sure it fits (i.e. your feet touch the floor when standing over the frame) and certainly make sure everything works as it should.

Once purchased take it to your local cycle shop for a quick service if you feel it needs one then bingo, your away.

For £100 you can get a very good bike second hand.


Hi yeah I will be using at weekends to cycle probably 10 miles give or take my legs lol
banned#19
my first answer would be hybrid ideal for commuter.

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