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Hybrid bike for road & paths

tank121tank121 Posts: 196
edited 16 August in Road beginners
I currently own a Norco mountain bile and I'm looking for something lighter and quicker for building up my fitness, whilst maintaining the upright position.

I've narrowed it down to two.
The Trek I can get on the Ride to Work scheme via Evans Cycles & the Baordman I can get 10% discount on but must pay in full.
https://www.boardmanbikes.com/gb_en/products/2345-urb-8.6-2021.html
Would be £500

https://www.trekbikes.com/gb/en_GB/gb/en_GB/bikes/hybrid-bikes/fitness-bikes/fx/fx-3-disc/p/28474/
Would cost £527

Your thoughts please.

TIA

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  • PMarkPMark Posts: 85
    edited 16 August
    It looks like that boardman is designed more as a commuting/city bike. It should be less maintenance as it has hub gears, but it only has 3 of them, so may not be the best if you have a lot of hills near you. If they do a version of that bike with more gears, I would go for the boardman, otherwise the Trek would probably be best.

    Edit: Although it should be noted that neither are that light, the boardman is 11kg and the trek is almost 12kg. Your mountain bike probably isn't a lot heaver than that. You might be better just getting some lighter wheels for your mountain bike and slick tyres.
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