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hannaoptimus Avatar
2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
http://www.rutlandcycling.com/150854/products/2014-raleigh-voyager-womens-town-and-comfort-hybrid-bike.aspx

Currently looking at this one. Its mainly going to be used for 12m (there and back) commute. As I know nothing about bikes I'm finding looking for one extremely difficult. Any help would be much appreciated!

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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Best tip is if you going to ride on roads only get a road bike and if your going to be over rough ground get a trials bike,hybrids do both jobs poorly and are heavy for road use.
What budget are you looking at and dont forget to include lighting in the price?
Does your company run the bike to work scheme as this will spread the cost over 12 months and come out of wages pre tax saving you up to 40% depending on your tax rate?


Edited By: arachnoid on Jun 23, 2014 16:47
#2
Its mainly for road use but I thought the wheels looked a little thin on the road bikes. No cycle to work scheme unfortunately. £200 max
banned#3
op unless you're racing to work there is no need to worry about a hybrid/mountain bike weighing a bit more than a road bike and possibly making your trip take an extra couple of mins, any extra weight will also getting you fitter faster over a fixed distance
so the best tip is to get what you want not what someone else tells you you should be riding
#4
road bike should be fine for your needs along with hybrids. for £200 you're limited so maybe look at the second hand market.
#5
You could try and contact your local council and see if they have any cycling teams that is am to supply you with advice and what is available, also look into bike hire. In our area there's a facility for long term bike hire, and other cycle to work schemes other than the bike to work. you can make a suggestion in work to register to one of the schemes as it will allow them tax breaks also, so its a win win all round. Good luck
#6
whatsThePoint
op unless you're racing to work there is no need to worry about a hybrid/mountain bike weighing a bit more than a road bike and possibly making your trip take an extra couple of mins, any extra weight will also getting you fitter faster over a fixed distance
so the best tip is to get what you want not what someone else tells you you should be riding

People don't buy road bikes just because they're light weight.

hannaoptimus, Decathlon do cheap bikes which are decent enough.
If you live near one that would be great: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-300-ladies-mountain-bike-id_8284494.html
#7
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whatsThePoint
op unless you're racing to work there is no need to worry about a hybrid/mountain bike weighing a bit more than a road bike and possibly making your trip take an extra couple of mins, any extra weight will also getting you fitter faster over a fixed distance
so the best tip is to get what you want not what someone else tells you you should be riding

People don't buy road bikes just because they're light weight.

hannaoptimus, Decathlon do cheap bikes which are decent enough.
If you live near one that would be great: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-300-ladies-mountain-bike-id_8284494.html
Thanks I'll have a look! I'm probably more after a mountain bike or a hybrid as I'd like the option to go off road biking with my bf at weekends
#8
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/original-300-hybrid-bike-white-id_8245553.html quite like this one or am I wasting my money and should just go for the mountain bike lol
banned#9
hannaoptimus
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/original-300-hybrid-bike-white-id_8245553.html quite like this one or am I wasting my money and should just go for the mountain bike lol

from what you have said this will suit your needs
#10
Thanks! shall get it ordered. Nice lifetime guarantee too!

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