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UnderTheStars21 Tue 14-Mar-17 05:38:59

Just that really. Have decided to cycle to work to get fitter. The journey is half an hour each way alongside a bus way so pretty flat. I have a bike that was given to me but it's quite old and heavy. Have a big birthday coming up so thought I would treat myself to a new one. Was thinking hybrid. Any suggestions of make price to pay etc. Something to make it easier on the knees!

ChangingStates Tue 14-Mar-17 05:44:58

I tried hybrid specialised and ridgeback when looking for mine, ended up with the ridgeback because the position felt more comfortable. They do a range of hybrids for a range of prices. Really recommend you find a shop and test ride a few.
I love riding to work & back- enjoy!

UnderTheStars21 Wed 15-Mar-17 19:18:11

Thank you will go and try some out at the weekend. Any essential extras you would recommend

00100001 Wed 15-Mar-17 19:20:10

Lights!

Good ones. You can get USB rechargeable ones

Spare inner tube and puncture repair kit

Reflective / Hi Vis top

Helmet

00100001 Wed 15-Mar-17 19:20:49

Also before you go easy and bug one see if your work do a cycle to work scheme smile

TheBogQueen Wed 15-Mar-17 19:31:49

I bought a Pendleton briary from Halfords for about £170 in a sale. It's a cheap bike but very light and quick and comfortable. Quite sporty really and has survived daily commute with barely a murmur fir a year. So it's worth a look if you fancy a cheap bike to get started with.

Am giving mine to DD1 however and am lokkibg for a better quality hybrid around the £400 mark. Am looking a Ridgeback and Specialised as well. Also seen recommendations for Carerra and for Decathlon bikes (!) which apparently have good components.

Love cycling to work. Am a total bike bore grin

TheBogQueen Wed 15-Mar-17 19:40:25

You could also look at Foffa bikes - v trendy

lljkk Thu 16-Mar-17 20:29:17

Budget?

essential = mudguards. I can't wear a backpack so panniers+rack for me. Good lights & waterproof jacket.

00100001 Fri 17-Mar-17 10:53:25

I really reaallllyyy want an Islabike Beinn 29.

Convincing myself to part with £600 is proving difficult though...

UnderTheStars21 Sat 25-Mar-17 21:06:54

Thanks for your replies everyone sorry for the delay replying have been driven mad with toothache for the last week. Ordered a Briary and picked it up today. it's amazing what a difference it makes its so light and quick compared to my old bike can't wait to start cycling property

TheBogQueen Sun 26-Mar-17 11:47:09

Thats great news!

It's a good value bike, nice and light and quick.

Happy commuting!

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