Best Hybrid for £400 - Sorry to ask

Powers Posts: 86
edited December 2008 in Road beginners
I have done a fair bit of research as its going to be a Christmas Present for my Dad and I am currently favouring the Boardman Performance Hybrid Urban Team Bike Large '08 from Halfords.
Are there any other hybrids that I should consider?


  • I've got one and I think its a really good commuter, good position, good spec, fast but comfortable. I would reconmend it. :D:D
    "If we all had hardtails we'd all go down the hill, just slower"
    Nick Larsen

    Voodoo D-Jab Ti
    Boardman Road Team 09
    Boardman Urban Team 08
    Falcon 3 Speed
  • Powers
    Powers Posts: 86
    Thanks for the reply.
    I think I will go for that one.
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Lucky old Dad!
  • acorn_user
    acorn_user Posts: 1,137
    Make sure you get mudguards fitted to it. Even if it's not raining, roads stay sloppy and make riding without mudguards really unpleasant....
  • why are you sorry to ask?
  • Powers
    Powers Posts: 86
    I am sorry to ask as I bet the question is asked tens of times a week.
    With Halfords discount and the 15% Vat it worked out at under £400.
    Cheers for the advice regarding the mud guards I will order some today, any recomendations?
  • feel
    feel Posts: 800
    Trek FX range worth a look, especially if you have a local dealer LINK

    as the fit of a bike is a very personal thing it might not be such a good idea to buy one without letting your dad try a few out first.
    We are born with the dead:
    See, they return, and bring us with them.
  • Powers
    Powers Posts: 86
    Well, after assembling the bike I found that the front fork was damaged.
    So off I go back to Halfords where they dont have any in stock! Kick up a fuss get the front fork from the model above this one fitted and as the bike has been discounted another £50 in the past few days another £50 cash back. Cant beat that!