I currently have a Giant Boulder (so to speak) which has done me well over the past few years, after doing a ride at the weekend I looked at a few models and am thinking about getting an upgrade.
I tend to mainly ride on roads, some tracks etc. (Rutland Water for example if anyone knows it)
The bloke in the shop mentioned a 'hybrid' - which I thought were electric. He said they have thin wheels for the road, front suspension which can be locked on or off, so fine for all surfaces, but better than a mountain bike on roads.
Firstly, is that tosh?
The place I went only sold Giant bikes, and of their ones I really liked the Roam 1 model. Any ideas for other brands that are reasonably decent. I quite like the Specialized Rockhopper, I presume Specialized are still a decent brand? (I know they're more like £800 though)
We have the cycle scheme at work, but was looking to spend about £5-600 rather than the full grand.
Anybody else done the cycle scheme? Is it worth it? I didn't fully understand it when he talked to me about it yesterday.