Suggestions for new bike
MY partner has been long term ill and we have manged to keep her cycling by using a tandem. I am finding this to be hard work when she gets tired on hills and her range is very short. She has very limited energy/stamina and misses riding her own bike. She has just purchased a flashy electric bike which gives her pedal assist and is using it to increase fitness on a very regulated programme. My problem is that I can not now keep up with her on hills and in headwinds! I ride an old Dawes Discovery which is very heavy and low geared. I am planning to spend some money ( £1000 max but much less if possible ) to buy a new bike for me. I am never going to race and I want comfort, hill climbing and some speed on day tours with a mix of road and country tracks. I am never going to race or jump logs and rocks. I am seduced by the sexy bikes I see for sale but want to buy with my head and heart! Any suggestions?