Marin Lucas Valley £499.99 @ Discount Cycles Direct
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Marin Lucas Valley £499.99 @ Discount Cycles Direct

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Found 30th Jun 2015
I believe this is the 2012 model, which has been discontinued, but still a very capable hybrid bike at this price.

I have the Mill Valley (model up from this) and it is a joy to ride, the Lucas Valley has ok specs and a good frame - carbon fork and carbon rear seat stays are a great bonus.

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But it is a hybrid...
Cold. Simply don't understand them. At least at this price range. I can understand for lower price ranges - people might buy them for commuting or leaving at the station - but at this price most would be doing some proper riding and the fact that you have only one hand position really is incredibly uncomfortable.
I speak from experience. I'd always go for a road bike, even one with relaxed geometry. Or a hardtail if you're after the more off road sort of stuff.

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MAdam98

But it is a hybrid...Cold. Simply don't understand them. At least at this … But it is a hybrid...Cold. Simply don't understand them. At least at this price range. I can understand for lower price ranges - people might buy them for commuting or leaving at the station - but at this price most would be doing some proper riding and the fact that you have only one hand position really is incredibly uncomfortable.I speak from experience. I'd always go for a road bike, even one with relaxed geometry. Or a hardtail if you're after the more off road sort of stuff.


I ride a £500+ hybrid, better than a road bike because of the up right position and better than a MTB as its still light and fast.
Saying that this bike doesn't look that good compared to what other hybrids are in this price range.

Madam98 it's horses for courses. It's an all rounder ( or jack of all trades, maste rof none if you prefer). A hybrid will handle a far more varied range of terrain than a road bike but will be faster than an out and out mountain bike. As an all rounder for someone who wants to commute, do light trails and some longer rides in comfort it is a single bike which covers all those possibilities and therefore will make perfect sense to someone who wants to cycle but doesn't want to start their own specialist bike collection(or can't afford to) to cover every possible type of ride. I'm guessing this will be significantly lighter than a much cheaper hybrid with the ride benefits that brings. You could always add end posts to the bars if you needed different hand positions.

I have both a hybrid and a road bike. The first is great for around town, on country bike trails and rides up to abut 25 miles.If that's mixed terrain with any off road sections my road bike wouldn't handle it and would become a liability. If it's just a road ride I take the road bike but for all sorts of other purposes the hybrid is a handy piece of kit.

cyclocross is where it's at

Judosteffer

cyclocross is where it's at



To some

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rev6

To some



Unless it's rocky, rooty or anything other than fire road or fields ;-)
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