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Old 04-04-06, 02:48 AM   #1
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which hybrid/sport city bike for under 350?

Hi all,

Hope everybody is well.

There may have been a better sub-forum to publish this thread, but I wasn't sure, so sorry about that.

I would just like to ask if anyone has any advice. I want to buy a hybrid or sport city (sorry, I find they are called different names in different shops) for under 300. Any suggestions?

The Dawes Discovery 201 and 301 look good, but I don't really know what I'm talking about.

Thanks!

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Old 04-04-06, 04:50 AM   #2
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Dawes make a nice hybrid bike, esp with ridgid forks for simplicty.
You need to budget for rack, mudguards, repair kit, helmet, lights etc.
Tyres are one area for a quick and easy upgarde at the shop. If the stock tyres are kevlar banded then they are OK, otherwise switch them.
The wheel-build of any entry-level bike can be suspect so a good bike shop will check this. Are you buying from a proper bike shop?
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Thanks so much for your help Michael.

Yeah, I'll keep the extras in mind.

I was planning to buy from a proper bike shop, yes.

What is the advantage of kevlar branded tyres?

I'm looking for a good bike for my money, but I'm not really sure what constitutes a good bike. I know I want a light weight one, but not sure what else. I don't need a huge amount of gears and I'm not sure about suspension.
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