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Bike purchase - clueless! Hybrid or ‘classsic’?

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 08:33 am
by Nickib
I am trying to get back into some cycling now my kids are slightly older and want to go for bike rides and I can no longer keep up by running beside them.

They generally will cycle on paths / round the local common etc, so not particularly hardcore off road cycling!

I love the look of the uprights classic cycle, but am wondering whether a more normal hybrid would be more functional for chasing around after the kids!

Only really want to spend about £300 so be great to get some thoughts / recommendations as haven’t bought a bike for years!!

Thanks very much!

Re: Bike purchase - clueless! Hybrid or ‘classsic’?

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:37 am
by Fenix
Something like this maybe ? https://www.decathlon.co.uk/hoprider-10 ... 05487.html

Its going to be heavy compared to a road bike but unless you're racking up the miles I think the hybrid will be just what you need.

Re: Bike purchase - clueless! Hybrid or ‘classsic’?

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 18:59 pm
by Nickib
Thanks for the recommendation Fenix.
I will go along and have a look at this in store

Anyone got a view on the Claud butler bikes?

Re: Bike purchase - clueless! Hybrid or ‘classsic’?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 09:30 am
by TrekVet
I'm a fan of Trek bikes, so this https://www.trekbikes.com/gb/en_GB/bike ... rCode=grey Lose the Stagger for a non-step through. The more you pay the better the components and lighter.

Re: Bike purchase - clueless! Hybrid or ‘classsic’?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:57 am
by Jayme
Also check out the Evans pinnacle range. My wife has a neon 2 and it's a great bike for the price. Something like this is in your price range:

https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-li ... e-EV312065

Re: Bike purchase - clueless! Hybrid or ‘classsic’?

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 13:08 pm
by JSBR
https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Merida-Crosswa ... _95826.htm

Hi, I have one of these for commuting. It has a good spec for the money and I happily commute 13 miles each way on it.
Comfortable over tracks and not too heavy on the roads.

Re: Bike purchase - clueless! Hybrid or ‘classsic’?

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 06:59 am
by LavaLavaDome
Jayme wrote:Also check out the Evans pinnacle range. My wife has a neon 2 and it's a great bike for the price. Something like this is in your price range:

https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-li ... e-EV312065


I agree with this recommendation. Go for something with big tyres, V-brakes or disc brakes and mudguard and rack mounts.