Would really appreciate some advice...

What bike and bike bits should you buy?
Wes1001
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Would really appreciate some advice...

Postby Wes1001 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 17:19 pm

Hi, I will be ordering a new bike in the next few days. I need something road friendly and quick, I'd prefer not to get a racing style bike and have settled on a hybrid (the sportier the better). I am stuck (pretty much) between a Focus Arriba 3.0 and a Scott Speedster 50 (both flat bars).

I know very little about these bikes and am in the process of doing a bit of googling to get more of an idea. However if anyone has any opinions or knowledge of either it would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks...

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Re: Would really appreciate some advice...

Postby Crispyapp » Wed Oct 31, 2012 18:06 pm

If you have narrowed your choice to these 2 from the hundreds that must be available then it seems a pretty simple answer to me. Test ride the 2 bikes and buy the 1 you like best.
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Wes1001
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Re: Would really appreciate some advice...

Postby Wes1001 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 18:13 pm

Ha ha,,, when you put it like that it sounds simple and I wonder why I let it rattle around in my brain. Neither of these bikes are in stock at my local dealer so difficult to test. I might just draw straws...


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Re: Would really appreciate some advice...

Postby solboy10 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 20:18 pm

Cannondale Bad Boy is one of the best bikes i have owned. Just wanted you to know thats all!

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Re: Would really appreciate some advice...

Postby wellbeloved747 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 23:13 pm

personally specialized sirrus or a boardman

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Re: Would really appreciate some advice...

Postby passout » Thu Nov 01, 2012 08:58 am

The Boardman hybrids look good - agreed. I'd probably put my money there.

Chain reaction cycles sell a Vitus one that looks nice too - tight tyre clearance though if you want full guards.
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Re: Would really appreciate some advice...

Postby jonomc4 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:26 pm

I reallty enjoyed my Sirrus expert as a hybrid - though I did eventually convert it to drop handlebars - just got sick of headwinds blowing me backwards


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