Hybrid advice for £600 budget

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martindocherty
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Hybrid advice for £600 budget

Postby martindocherty » Fri Jan 10, 2014 17:04 pm

I posted this in the road section also to see if I got differing opinions:

I have been cycling semi seriously for 2 years on a heavy old Diamondback mountain bike, and now I have decided to take the plunge and buy something a bit more expensive.

I tend to ride mostly on tarmac but I often ride along Blackpool promenade which in parts gets a little bit bumpy and sandy. I also like to do the occasional bridal path type off road such as the Preston Guild wheel so I think that a hybrid is the best choice for me.

My budget is around the 500-600 mark and i have found a couple of bikes that caught my eye. I am in no way an expert though and I would love to get some feedback from you guys on here as £600 is a fairly big chunk of cash to squander.

The two bikes I have narrowed in on are:
Scott Sub Speed 30 2014 Hybrid Bike-- http://www.evanscycles.com/products/scott/sub-speed-30-2014-hybrid-bike-ec056055#features

and
Boardman MX Comp Bike 2014 - http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_992090_langId_-1_categoryId_165534#tab1

As I said though I actually have very little clue on specifics of bike components and I am very open to alternatives and advice.
One thing i should add is i am quite a heavy guy so that may or may not influence my choices.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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snowster
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Re: Hybrid advice for £600 budget

Postby snowster » Fri Jan 10, 2014 17:38 pm

For me I would ho for http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... &langId=-1 if you can get your hands on one a real bargain

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Re: Hybrid advice for £600 budget

Postby supersonic » Fri Jan 10, 2014 17:54 pm

Depends what sort of hybrid you want - sporty, road oriented, or more mtb like? The Boardman MX is pretty poor - their MTB Comp is lighter and better specced, and would be lighter still with narrower tyres.

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Re: Hybrid advice for £600 budget

Postby martindocherty » Fri Jan 10, 2014 19:01 pm

I would say I would spend most of my time on good surfaces so mtb style riding would be the last concern although being able to tackle some mild gravel is required. I won't be out to break speed records , more as a way to get fit and lose weight. So I would say Road orientated is my preference .

The Boardman Team is actually the same price as the mx hybrid so that has now become an option. cheers for that feedback.


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