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Suggestions for new bike

little-scarlittle-scar Posts: 3
edited September 2012 in Road buying advice
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?


  • ShutUpLegsShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    An electric bike?
  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    Specialized Secteur / Cannondale Synapse. Both are designed for comfort and are a little more upright than a full race bike. - Quality Binoculars at a Sensible Price.
    Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert 2012, Cannondale CAAD5,
    Marin Mount Vision (1997), Edinburgh Country tourer, 3 cats!
  • Thanks for that. Yes, an electric bike would be one way..but for the £2000 a good ebike costs I could buy a lot of push bike and I want to ride greater distances on my own than an ebike allows. I will check out the Specialiazed and Cannondale.
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