Advice please!

What bike and bike bits should you buy?
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Advice please!

Postby clarkie28 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 16:22 pm

Hello all!

I would like your advice on the best 2 or 3 flat bar road bikes for around £500.

I quite like the look of a Giant FCR, a Boardman or a Spesh Sirrus. Are any of these actually any good or could you recommend any others?

I will be using said bike for general fitness and to get me out of the house!
I like the idea of a regular road bike but i want the more upright position.

Thanks in advance for your help

Clarkie28 :D

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Postby garywake » Tue Jun 30, 2009 22:11 pm

Giant are very good bikes and reasonably priced. I have had mine for 3 years and not many problems, just started upgrading bits now. Mine is the road version of the FCR

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Postby pompeypoppy » Wed Jul 01, 2009 09:23 am

You can still have the regular position on a drop bar, so don't let that put you off.

+1 for Giant bikes

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Postby Icm76 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:01 am

Add the Trek FX to your short list. 7.3 & 7.5 are around your price. All brands are good safe choice, so 'best' will be the one that you feel most comfortable riding.

Giant is possibly the lowest (it's a Defy with a flat bar) then Sirrus, but I think those have adjustable stems, so you can make it more upright or lower. Trek is most upright, and if you want to bust the budget the 7.6 FX has a damper in the seat stay to soften the ride.

Edit: I don't know much about the Boardman hybrid, is this more of an MTB/light off road hybrid than the other bikes mentioned?

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