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    What first bike?

    I'm looking at buying a bike for general use. It will be my first bike and I'm not sure what type I should be looking for.
    Mountain bike? or hybrid bike?
    Looking to just be able to get from A to B lol. About a few miles each way 3 times a week, currently but more once I have a bike.
    Would a mountain bike be comfortable on the road?
    Don't know where to start.
    Don't mind the budget (Any tips/deals/info other hukd members can share would be great!

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    Looking to just be able to get from A to B lol. About a mile each way 3 … Looking to just be able to get from A to B lol. About a mile each way 3 times a week.



    use your legs they're free

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    numptyj;8956253

    use your legs they're free



    lol at the moment that is, but if I have a bike I can go more places.

    Giant Rincon 2010

    Blaze new trails on a classic hardtail. Rincon is off-road ready and waiting to explore.
    With a lightweight, durable ALUXX aluminium frame built to maximise an 80-millimetre suspension fork, Rincon is ready to explore the path less travelled. Dependable components make it a fun and reliable companion for every adventure that unfolds.
    # Features: AluxX aluminium frame, SR XCT 80mm suspension fork, Shimano 24 speed trigger shifting, Shimano Acera, rear derailleur, Linear pull brakes, Double wall Alloy rim/stainless spokes/alloy disc hub wheel set and Shimano M151 crankset. Frame: Giant AluxX aluminium
    # Fork: Suntour XCT V2 80mm
    # Cranks: Shimano M151 24/34/42
    # Bottom Bracket: FSA RPM Cartridge
    # Pedals: VP resin cage pedal
    # Front Derailleur: Shimano Tourney
    # Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera
    # Shifters: Shimano EZ 50 24 speed
    # Cassette: Shimano HG30 11-32
    # Chain: KMC Z51
    # Hubs: Formula aluminium
    # Rims: Giant Alloy, Double Wall
    # Tyres: Kenda 26x1.95"
    # Brakes: Tektro linear pull
    # Brake Levers: Shimano EF50 2 finger
    # Handlebar: Steel riser
    # Stem: Aluminium ahead
    # Saddle: Giant Sport Trail
    # Seatpost: Aluminium
    # Sizes: XS (14"), S (17"), M (19"), L (21") or XL (23")
    # Colour: Black/Blue

    decent price for what you get £239.99 RRP £299.99

    For for a hybrid/trail bike, you'll get more distance for the amount of energy put in that a mountain bike, yet it had more flexibility than a road bike.

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    bluedave;8957453

    For for a hybrid/trail bike, you'll get more distance for the amount of … For for a hybrid/trail bike, you'll get more distance for the amount of energy put in that a mountain bike, yet it had more flexibility than a road bike.



    Do you think its viable to do ~3 mile journeys each way on mountain bikes? Or would the hybrid be a better option?

    For 3 miles either bike would be fine.

    if you went for a mountain bike at least you would have the option to go off road a bit if you wanted to!
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