Help on Hybrid bike £800 to spend

cambb
cambb Posts: 26
edited June 2009 in Commuting chat
Hi,
Looking at replacing my hard tail for a hybrid for my 16 mile communte on road and a mile on a track.

Currently work are doing a cycle to work scheme through Halfords and have been and like the look and feel of the Boardman hybrid pro for £799.00.

What other bike can people recommend for about £800 - £900 before i take the plunge.

Thanks in advance

Comments

  • biondino
    biondino Posts: 5,990
    What a shame not to be able to enjoy the joys of a road bike for one solitary mile of track :(

    You want a CX bike mate :)
  • Deadeye Duck
    Deadeye Duck Posts: 419
    ...and it all starts again :lol:
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  • oscarbudgie
    oscarbudgie Posts: 850
    Moths to a flame.
    Cannondale Supersix / CAAD9 / Boardman 9.0 / Benotto 3000
  • sarajoy
    sarajoy Posts: 1,675
    edited June 2009
    What's the track like? Is it proper mud, stones and tree roots, or are we talking finely-packed gravel/dirt?
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  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    biondino wrote:
    What a shame not to be able to enjoy the joys of a road bike for one solitary mile of track :(

    You want a CX bike mate :)

    +1...
  • oscarbudgie
    oscarbudgie Posts: 850
    Seriously the Boardman should be fine as long as the track isn't too bad . Howver I do think that sort of money for any hybrid is questionable. Spesh Tricross Sport springs to mind as an alternative....
    Cannondale Supersix / CAAD9 / Boardman 9.0 / Benotto 3000
  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    :twisted:


    ...must....not....comment.....
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  • Greg T
    Greg T Posts: 3,266
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    Fixed gear for wet weather / hairy roadie for posing in the sun.

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  • Stuey01
    Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    What you need is a recumbent.



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  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    Is that Blondie, back when he had hair?
  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    This poor guy has come on here looking for help from us lot. Right smack bang into the middle of a hybrid hellstorm of hatred, haranging and hysteria.

    God help him... Oh, and buy a CX bike. It makes sense. :P





    (seriously - I WAS going to get a hybrid at first and then discovered CX, I have never looked back)
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • Stuey01
    Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    The shirt is the giveaway.
    Not climber, not sprinter, not rouleur
  • cambb
    cambb Posts: 26
    BTW Whats a CX?

    The track is most potholes and gravel. However i do go up and down kerbs to get to the roads.
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,981
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  • _Brun_
    _Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    cambb wrote:
    ...However i do go up and down kerbs to get to the roads.
    In that case you need a BMX. The diameter of their wheels is small enough to allow them to be legally ridden on the pavement. FACT.
  • oscarbudgie
    oscarbudgie Posts: 850
    CX = cyclocross
    Cannondale Supersix / CAAD9 / Boardman 9.0 / Benotto 3000
  • Moomin23
    Moomin23 Posts: 77
    Never one to miss an opportunity, check out this baby, much cheaper and much better!!


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... %26otn%3D1

    Ideal bike for the purpose, trust me!!
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  • soy_sauce
    soy_sauce Posts: 987
    have you think about getting another hardtail (fork with lockon) and a pair of semi-slick?
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  • cambb
    cambb Posts: 26
    Currently have a Giant XTC-SE with Nimbus 1.5 on and fancy something maybe a bit quicker.
  • rally200
    rally200 Posts: 646
    Cambb - where do you ride? Cambs? (i.e. flat)
  • el_presidente
    el_presidente Posts: 1,963
    You idiots! if he rides on the track he needs a track bike

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  • cambb
    cambb Posts: 26
    rally200 wrote:
    Cambb - where do you ride? Cambs? (i.e. flat)

    I live in Newcastle in the NE.

    I was only looking if the Boardman was good value or if somebody could recommend another bike.