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best hybrid £300 to £350?

Courage MonsieurCourage Monsieur Posts: 534
edited February 2008 in Workshop
Hi

I know this is the roadies hangout but this didn't seem to fit in MTB. :)

My brother is looking to strengthen his legs following a few months on crutches and wants to buy his 1st bike in 15+ years.

Budget is £300 to £350 or so.

Hybrid. More road oriented on the wheels and tyres. Will need a triple / compact chainset.

Used for weekend excursions of 20 miles or so initially.

Guess Spesh Cirrus and Ridgeback are solid choices. What about the Focus Arriba?

Any pointers much appreciated.

Cheers

Paul

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  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    Marin, Scott, Trek, all do hybrids so have a search

    some are more upright than others, some more roadie - eg. the Scott and Ridgebacks are almost simply flat-bar road bikes.

    The Sirrus range are solid.

    Check out ebay etc. for s/hand deals - there are some good ones as newcomers often buy hybrids, ride for a month, then flog them on. I bought a mint s/hand Sirrus for the wife for less than half RRP price.
    Facts are meaningless, you can use facts to prove anything that's remotely true! - Homer
  • Cheers Maddog

    He went for the Focus Arriba in the end. Q a road-oriented machine apparently.

    He didn't listen to his big bro and get a Sirrus! But I also pointed him to the Focus.
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