13 Intuitive Gamma Hybrid Bike 2015. £584.99 halfords until 5th June - Only small online but instore Med & Large (see thread edits). Was £899.99 (hub gears)
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13 Intuitive Gamma Hybrid Bike 2015. £584.99 halfords until 5th June - Only small online but instore Med & Large (see thread edits). Was £899.99 (hub gears)

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Found 31st May 2016
I have looked at this bike a few times and the last time I looked it was £749.99. I rode it at last year's Cycle Show at the NEC in Birmingham and loved it. Never rode hub gears before but I like them and since reading about them more I like the idea of them.

This is a total n+1 for me but I think I've decided to get this using a cycle to work scheme (so as basic tax payer works out to £37 a month X 12 paying in total £444).

I had a look in my local Cycle Republic and they had one in stock.

Blurb:
13 Intuitive Gamma Hybrid Bike 2015

Cycling Active, First Look, "13 has made a good bike for the money, particularly if you're in the running for a bike that'll run forever." Rated 91/100.
Halfords acknowledges that Cycling Active is a Trademark of TimeInc.

The 13 Intuitive Gamma Hybrid Bike 2015 boasts super clean hub gear aesthetics, a carbon fork chassis, and instant shift durability on a lightweight alloy frame. Together, these prove that sometimes the unconventional answer is the smartest one of all.

Frame: Lightweight triple butted aluminium
Forks: Carbon fibre blades with aluminium steerer for extra durability
Gears: Shimano Alfine 8 Speed Hub for hastle free shifting
Brakes: Shimano Acera hydraulic disc brakes for self-adjusting stopping power
Wheels: Vittoria 700c road tyres for increased speed and durability
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Remember:
- You can get a car cheaper than this
- This would mean more bikes on the road causing traffic
- When you saw that bike jump a red once means that them and their children & children's children should be punished.
- [insert generic hate here]

Possible £457ish using the 22% off trick here hotukdeals.com/dea…626. I've no clue if this still works btw but added it anyway. This could have been even cheaper last week when they had the 10% off at check out offer but that has finished so you snooze you lose.

Edit: couple of things. Looks like they only have small left online (the one in my local Cycle Republic was 48cm). The 10% is still on until 5th June so at checkout this should be £584.99 - I've amended title for both.

Edit II: I went back to Cycle Republic at lunch and he looked on the computer and said there were some medium & large frames still in stock and he would phone around and hopefully get one transferred to the store and keep it for me until he cycle to work comes in.
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Original Poster
Just to update. My local Cycle Republic found a medium frame for me and is bringing one in. I asked if I could use British Cycling discount with it and they said yes.
Cheers for posting op.
I've never thought about hub gears before. Will take a look.
Original Poster

Cheers for posting op.I've never thought about hub gears before. Will … Cheers for posting op.I've never thought about hub gears before. Will take a look.



I know a few people now who swear by hub gears but anyone looking at the grams of a bike will say no to them. It's the nearly-zero maintenance and not filling up with gunk that shouldn't be there that attracts me but at the same time I've heard that when you do have to open them up then it's good to know what you are doing (which is when I will ask those who converted me to help).
Nice thankyou
Hydraulic brakes a bit of a bonus at this price point but I can't think why this bike should be 12kg. Does the hub gear add 2kg to the weight? Bear in mind there is only one smallish chainring, no front and rear mechanism, no front gear selector, only one small cog and it has a shorter chain as these should all offset the heavier hub gear.
Online reviews are good with minor negative comments on weight and too big a step between middle gears.
Original Poster

I got it stacking discounts so came in around £450 with pedals for me. The hubs are heavier than I expected and the weight is all at the rear. Frame feels like it is built like tank and since I'm used to steel frame, that's good for me. So weight probably comes from there too. Not had chance to ride it as much as I would have liked but no regrets so far.

zx80

Hydraulic brakes a bit of a bonus at this price point but I can't think … Hydraulic brakes a bit of a bonus at this price point but I can't think why this bike should be 12kg. Does the hub gear add 2kg to the weight? Bear in mind there is only one smallish chainring, no front and rear mechanism, no front gear selector, only one small cog and it has a shorter chain as these should all offset the heavier hub gear.Online reviews are good with minor negative comments on weight and too big a step between middle gears.



Edited by: "geeadamg" 16th Jun 2016
Now £519.99 in store and online (not including British Cycling 10% discount, Halfords vouchers 10% discount either)!

Edit: Bought!

Approximate overall spend: £443 (inc. £20 British Cycling membership) - not inc Quidco 3%.
Edited by: "TesseractOrion" 24th Jul 2016
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