If you had £1000.....

(6 Posts)
cardoon Mon 17-Oct-16 16:25:40

Which hybrid bike would you buy?

Mumski45 Tue 18-Oct-16 00:03:46

"Hybrid" can mean different things to different people so it depends what type of cycling you do. Is it road, off road cycling, commuting etc

cardoon Tue 18-Oct-16 08:17:11

Road for commute/fitness and off road for leisure/exercise although probably nothing more rough/strenuous than forestry tracks

Mumski45 Tue 18-Oct-16 14:11:16

I would look for an adventure or "cross bike" then.

Something like this if you like drop bars
invite

or something like this if you want flat bars
thrive

If you are tall then you will be more likely not to need a women specific bike and would have more choice. Also mens bikes can tend to be a bit lower priced for a similar spec.

Are you new to cycling? If so I would probably go with flat bars as the drop bars take a bit of getting used to and can put you in a more difficult position for seeing traffic when you are commuting.

cardoon Tue 18-Oct-16 18:06:52

Small (XS) and not new to cycling - have had road bikes and mountain bikes but would now like one bike that would cover all bases but don't know much about hybrids. I have neck/shoulder issues so would prefer a more upright position I think. Loving the look of the thrive except the colour!

TheBicycleChain Mon 21-Nov-16 14:50:18

If you have had neck / shoulder issues in the past then I would recommend that you budget in for a proper bike fit when you buy your new bike. A good bike fit makes a huge difference.

As for a bike:
If you are comfortable with drop bars then look for 'ADVENTURE' road bikes. The Liv Invite is a good example.

Someone mentioned the Liv Thrive earlier, which is a good choice for a fast flat bar road bike but would be less capable on forest tracks, and does come in multiple colours

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