Hybrid, road bike, gravel bike, touring bike, mountain bike, electric bike… with oodles of options out there, choosing the best commuting bike for you and your needs can be an intimidating challenge for the uninitiated.
BikeRadar’s sub-editor, Gary Walker, has recently found himself facing this very issue.
After a few years of semi-faithful service, Gary’s humble, hand-me-down Viking Giro D’Italia has begun to look a little sorry for itself.
This and further gentle hints from other colleagues sealed the deal – a new bike was in order. But what to get?
Balancing everyday commuting to and from BikeRadar HQ with aspirations of off-road gravel riding and bikepacking adventures for this coming year, all while considering whether or not to try out an electric bike, meant Gary’s choice wasn’t as clear-cut as initially imagined.
Fortunately for young Gary, he has some of the brightest minds in cycling media at his beck and call.
In the latest episode of the BikeRadar Podcast, Jack Luke, Alex Evans and Tom Marvin talk Gary through the process of buying a new bike and, after only light bickering, actually come to a conclusion on the best bike for him.
But what do you think? Did the team get it right, or were they miles off the mark? What would you have chosen for Gary? Let us know in the comments!
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