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Which bike to get?

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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
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.
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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
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banned#1
Spend the full grand
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Elton Chong
Spend the full grand


Need to look more into the likely costs.


whatsThePoint
Not tosh, A hybrid takes the best bits of mountain/road bikes to make umm a road bike


Thanks, he did seem to know his stuff, how noticeable do you think thinner tyres and a slightly larger chain set (?) would be?
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Bump for any suggestions of models?
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sancho1983
Bump for any suggestions of models?


plenty here

http://models.com/model_culture/50topmodels/index.cfm
#5
Just to throw a spanner in the works I've been to another store and all but decided on keeping my boulder but getting a road bike.

Liked the specialized secteur, any thoughts or suggestions?

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