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All round bike??

dw14dw14 Posts: 5
edited August 2016 in Road buying advice
I'm looking at three bikes for all weather city riding with terrible pot holed roads.
Light to medium touring, not the alps :lol:
Canal and off road paths.
Disc brakes and comfy ride.
Budget up to £600 max.

Narrowed it down to three bikes at Edinburgh Bike Co-op:
http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/products/marin-four-corners-16
http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/products/revolution-country-2-16?bct=browse%2fbicycles%2ftouring-bikes
http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/products/giant-revolt-3-16?bct=browse%2fbicycles%2fcyclocross-bikes

Now looking at specifications:
Marin Four Corners looks great apart from the brakes which are Promax. Hadn't heard of them, seem to get bad press.
Sora equiped and 4130 butted chromoly

Revolution, Claris equiped, heavier but great price and Tektro brakes

Giant Revolt. Get past the odd looks and well equiped, no front rack mounts on Carbon forks. Mate has one and it seems a great ride.
Also has Tektro top bar brake levers as well as drop brakes.
I like my 80's bike 'suicide levers' for trimmimg speed on decent's/city roads.

Any thoughts?

Cheers

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