Best Relaxed Geometry Bike??

TR7 Posts: 8
edited May 2013 in Road beginners
Evening all, sure people have talked about this before. So I'll keep it brief.

Need a commuter, hybrids a no, so looked at cyclocross (too expensive) so now onto a relaxed road bike-Im in London and as its my first road bike, want to see where Im going.

Would really appreciate your suggestions.

Budget £500


Andrew :)


  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    ElliptiGO's seems fairly relaxed...
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  • simonhead
    simonhead Posts: 1,399
    If you can stretch a little maybe worth a look, there was a guy trying one in Evans in Guildford yesterday and he seemed to like it, similar use to yourself.
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  • t4tomo
    t4tomo Posts: 2,643
    entry level giant defy? Cannondale caad8? Triban
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  • city_boy
    city_boy Posts: 1,616
    Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.
  • rusty_nail
    rusty_nail Posts: 42
    Merida Ride Lite 88 would be about right. If you can save another £100 the Ride Lite 90 has better spec.
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    for something truly relaxed, you may have to up your budget imo..
  • mikebikemike
    mikebikemike Posts: 166
    I would have thought for that money you'd be best looking at some thing second hand. Maybe this time of year folks are buying their bikes and hopefully flogging off their old at a decent price.

    Is there any point in actually buying a bike with relaxed geometry when for 20 - £50 you can buy a high stem and turn your race bike into a relaxed bike?
  • rodgers73
    rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    Specialized Secteur?
  • MichaelW
    MichaelW Posts: 2,164
    This is for commuting so you really need rack and mudguard eyelets and sufficient clearance, which generally comes from using long-drop calliper brakes rather than std drop. Look for winter trainer/Audax style. Ribble do a low cost one. Pinnacle Dolomite 2 and Revolution Audax (Edinburgh Cycles) are probably the closest in that price bracket.