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Looking for a BEAST of a commuter bike.

imafatmanimafatman Posts: 351
edited April 2013 in Commuting general
My beloved hand built free ride bike converted to commuter got stolen and I don't have anywhere near as much money as I had some years back. It cost me over £3k and I just can't do that again.

Looking to spend £1000-1500 for it's replacement. The problem is I've broken half a dozen bikes, hence why I had a Freeride commuter bike. But that was some years back so I'm hoping things have moved on.

I am over 22 stone and have tree trunk legs that chew up lesser chainsets. My commute is 10 miles and I push myself hard every day.

Key points for me would be:

1. Take 1.6" sport contact tyres.
2. Have hydraulic discs
3. Strong enough to take the weight and the power.

Is anyone making anything off the shelf designed for punishing commutes?

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  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    Aren't Surly bikes supposed to be pretty hefty?
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