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Buying a bike need advice

Hi all I'm looking to buy a bike to keep fit and just to use to travel to work which is about 1 mile. I'm just after some advice in what style of bike to get. Any help would be appreciated

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hybrid

^ As CBEE2 said, definitely hybrid.

hybrid is a good allrounder, how much do you want to spend?

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roof30

^ As CBEE2 said, definitely hybrid.



I have been looking at the hybrid bikes. I've found a gt aggressor for £100 was thinking of buying that to see how I get on

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Sandy1012

hybrid is a good allrounder, how much do you want to spend?



Well I've found a gt aggressor for £100

thats a mountain bike not a hybrid

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Sandy1012

thats a mountain bike not a hybrid



I thought it was a hybrid lol what's a decent price range

Around £300 + is a good starting price. Any £100 bikes will be cheap sh1te.

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roof30

Around £300 + is a good starting price. Any £100 bikes will be cheap s … Around £300 + is a good starting price. Any £100 bikes will be cheap sh1te.



Yeah £300 new or even second hand. I've seen a few hybrid on eBay go for about £150

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Sandy1012

http://www.freeborn.co.uk/specialized-crossroads-2014good bike, hard to … http://www.freeborn.co.uk/specialized-crossroads-2014good bike, hard to beat price at £280



Evans have just opened up so gonna have a look there

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you're biking 1 mile so what bike you get really doesn't matter, you just don't want to get one new that costs £100 (because that will suck so hard)

I have an expensive bike but my last 2 got stolen so for my commute I use a cheap one I bought for £45 off gumtree, it's heavy, VERY old, but I'm only going 2 miles there and 2 miles back so I really don't care

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last 3 got stolen, not 2 - finally learnt my lesson though lol

Personally I would get a mountain bike.

I had never used a bike since I was a kid and got a mountain bike last year, I am now 40 and find it very easy to ride. I think a hybrid is a bit of a Frankenstein Monster to be honest.

One mile to work is not a lot but you say you also want one to get fit so I hope your going to use it as 1 mile on a bike is the equivalent to walking downstairs on a morning.

The GT Aggressor for £100 sounds good as long as it is a good example, you get loads of different variations and the models change over the years. You don't want to be paying £100 for an old clapped out model, but overall that is a very good bike for £100, just find out what year it is and what condition it is in first.

Overall any good second hand bike from the likes of Carrera, Specialised, GT, Giant, Claud Butler, etc will be ok as long as they are good examples. You don't want to be buying something that needs the odd gear fixed here and there as you don;t know what else is wrong with it. Just take a look at one, have a ride on it, make sure it fits (i.e. your feet touch the floor when standing over the frame) and certainly make sure everything works as it should.

Once purchased take it to your local cycle shop for a quick service if you feel it needs one then bingo, your away.

For £100 you can get a very good bike second hand.

Edited by: "NEtech" 19th Jun 2014

roof30

Around £300 + is a good starting price. Any £100 bikes will be cheap s … Around £300 + is a good starting price. Any £100 bikes will be cheap sh1te.



Obviously he was talking about second hand, since when does any GT cost £100 new?

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NEtech

Personally I would get a mountain bike.I had never used a bike since I … Personally I would get a mountain bike.I had never used a bike since I was a kid and got a mountain bike last year, I am now 40 and find it very easy to ride. I think a hybrid is a bit of a Frankenstein Monster to be honest. One mile to work is not a lot but you say you also want one to get fit so I hope your going to use it as 1 mile on a bike is the equivalent to walking downstairs on a morning. The GT Aggressor for £100 sounds good as long as it is a good example, you get loads of different variations and the models change over the years. You don't want to be paying £100 for an old clapped out model, but overall that is a very good bike for £100, just find out what year it is and what condition it is in first.Overall any good second hand bike from the likes of Carrera, Specialised, GT, Giant, Claud Butler, etc will be ok as long as they are good examples. You don't want to be buying something that needs the odd gear fixed here and there as you don;t know what else is wrong with it. Just take a look at one, have a ride on it, make sure it fits (i.e. your feet touch the floor when standing over the frame) and certainly make sure everything works as it should.Once purchased take it to your local cycle shop for a quick service if you feel it needs one then bingo, your away. For £100 you can get a very good bike second hand.



Hi yeah I will be using at weekends to cycle probably 10 miles give or take my legs lol

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my first answer would be hybrid ideal for commuter.
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