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What type of bike?

JohnGreigJohnGreig Posts: 4
edited January 2013 in Road buying advice
Hello everyone this is my first post so fingers crossed it's in the right place. So I've decided to start doing abit of riding but I don't know what type of bike would suit my needs most and wanted some advice from you guys please... I'm 23 and I've not done much riding before just the odd time at most on my old mtb. I go to a boxing club about 10 miles away from my house 3-4 times a week and thought I could start riding it rather than driving it. I don't know if this matters but I would be riding with a back pack on most of the time and I would also on occasion use my bike along the beach front which is a sort of cobbled surface. I was looking at the B'twin triban 3 but was then told due to..1) being new to riding. 2) carrying a bag and 3) wanted to ride on other surfaces other than tarmac that I might be better off with a sports hybrid. could anyone help please I'm a completely new to this. Many thanks, John.


  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    If you want versatility then it does make sense to not buy a totally road focused bike.

    A CX bike may be a good option or as you have been advised a hybrid may be fine for what you want.

    Essentially you need to look at a few - go to your LBS and discuss your needs, they should advise you well if they are any good.
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  • ok then thanks for the advice, the cx bikes seem abit expensive to be honest but ive found two hybrids, could anyone tell me which is better they are both £430.. ... brid-bikes

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  • any help really appreciated?
  • Both are very good bikes for your needs, but I don't think I will be the only one to tell you, have a test ride of both & see which one feels best. The right fitting bike will make the world of difference. Good luck fella, you'll be hooked in no time!
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  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    Triban 3 will survive a casual ride over the cobbles.

    If your in a flat part of the world I'd look at the single speeds Edinburgh bicycles do or other stores of course.. ... n-track-12

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  • ShutUpLegsShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    The Triban will be fine
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,609
    I'd say cross bike too - Revolution maybe. If you want a hybrid look at the Boardman range.
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