Which Hybrid should I buy Help Please!

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Which Hybrid should I buy Help Please!

Postby paulwilco » Sat Feb 02, 2013 13:43 pm

Hello all,
I have recently started to cycle to work and am looking to buy a hybrid cycle that will be a speedy commuter but be able to handle some trailwork at the weekends. I also have an 18 month old so will need to attach the baby seat (hamax kiss). I would like the stopping power of hydraulic discs and front suspension with lockout.

so far I have looked at: Specialized crosstrail elite
Trek 8.4 DS
Giant Roam xr1
Ghost 5500

I am possibly going to use the cycle to work scheme and will be willing to go up to £1000.
I am new to this cycle malarky so any advice from a knowledgeble bike enthusiast would be greatly appreciated!! I do not have a specific manufacturer in mind I just want the best ride and spec for my money

thanks
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Re: Which Hybrid should I buy Help Please!

Postby supersonic » Sat Feb 02, 2013 15:43 pm

I have to say all of them look pretty poor for the money, especially the Giant - that one is atrocious!

It is not always easy to fit child seats to bikes like these, especially with the disc brakes, you might have to do some further investigation with specific models of bike.

I'd seriously look at getting a mountain bike and fitting slicker tyres. Is going to be lighter, and have far better forks.

A qucik look at Paul's cycles shows these racy XC bikes:

http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/products.p ... 1b8s2p3222

http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/products.p ... 1b1s2p2476

http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/products.p ... Suspension

http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/products.p ... Suspension

The last one is astonishing for the money.

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Re: Which Hybrid should I buy Help Please!

Postby paulwilco » Sat Feb 02, 2013 18:45 pm

thanks supersonic will look into it!!!


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