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Bike recommendations please

EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
edited September 2010 in Commuting chat
A female colleague has asked me for recommendations for a bike at around the £500 mark.

She is pretty sporty but not comfortable with drops so I showed her a flat bar road bike and she said that looked about right to her (I don't think she is a nazi or a paedo though). She will probably be a fair weather cyclist so I doubt it needs disc brakes, mudguards etc

I suggested the Giant Rapid 4, but has anyone else got any recommendations?
FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!

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  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    http://www.boardmanbikes.com/fi/index.html

    Some of my ex rowing gals have Boardman racers for tri racing.
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    I sent her that link for the Comp FI and despite the carbon forks, 105 and Tiagra groupset, compact chainset, Ritchey Pro 20H front and 24H rear rims, I was greeted with "Oooh, I like that, what a nice colour."

    Some women, eh?

    That is a bit pricey for her. £500 is the top of her budget. Nice bike though.
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
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