£150 Hybrid Suggestions?

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£150 Hybrid Suggestions?

Postby Initialised » Thu Nov 14, 2013 23:55 pm

One of our apprentices asked about cheap Hybrids.

Said his budget was £150-200 his commute would be under 2 miles but I might start dragging him out for 10-15 milers at lunch next spring once he's broken in.

Suggestions from the hive mind please!

I checked our LBS for 2nd hand bikes, any of these worth ticket price?
http://www.lowfellcycles.com/second-hand-bikes.php
I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.

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Re: £150 Hybrid Suggestions?

Postby Pnev » Fri Nov 15, 2013 00:47 am

Carrera subway

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Re: £150 Hybrid Suggestions?

Postby oxoman » Fri Nov 15, 2013 07:49 am

Subway or specialised sirrus, btwin fitness range. Or whatever comes along in budget that is ok. Should be loads of second hand hybrids around as people upgrade via Santa. Just watch for the dodgy ones.
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Re: £150 Hybrid Suggestions?

Postby markhewitt1978 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 08:32 am

This one perhaps http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_165534

For under 2 miles it doesn't really matter of course, get something dirt cheap and then upgrade to something better later on.

Good to see Low Fell Cycles, bought my first adult bike from there, 16 years ago :) - and it was a hybrid ;)

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Re: £150 Hybrid Suggestions?

Postby oxoman » Fri Nov 15, 2013 08:42 am

Have a look at the non suspension bikes at low fell might be worth trying especially as your mate is just starting out, would also give him first contact with a proper bike shop.
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Re: £150 Hybrid Suggestions?

Postby The Rookie » Fri Nov 15, 2013 08:49 am

definitely buy used, the Carrera Subway is a good solid option, also consider the rarer Gryphon which is lighter and faster (700c wheels) and tends to sell for less money, but basically buy on conditiion, I'd rule out a Sirrus as the name means it will cost twice as mush as something just as good with a Carrera or btwin branding.

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Re: £150 Hybrid Suggestions?

Postby MrKev83 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 14:34 pm

Another vote for the subway. I was using a mtb on slicks then moved to the subway. Done nearly 200 miles now and can't fault it

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Re: £150 Hybrid Suggestions?

Postby Initialised » Tue Nov 19, 2013 22:44 pm

Thanks, the Rockhopper at Low Fell looks like a bargain assuming its the right size.
I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.

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Re: £150 Hybrid Suggestions?

Postby The Rookie » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:24 am

Initialised wrote:Thanks, the Rockhopper at Low Fell looks like a bargain assuming its the right size.

It's a good buy at the price, not sure it's a good buy as a commuter.


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