Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    6 Mile Commute Each Way...which Bike?

    Hi,

    I Am Trying To Figure Out Which Bike I Should Get!?? I Am Getting Quite Frustrated :-\

    I Was Leaning Towards Getting A Hybrid But From Economic Reason's I Thought Of Getting A Comfort Bike. My Intent Is To Ride My Bike 2-4 Times A Week With A Straight Shot 5.9 Mile Commute; However, There Is 1 Kinda Steep Hill I Have To Go Down Coming Into Work And Up When Leaving Work...any Insight Would Be Much Appreciated.

  2. #2
    Senior Member powpow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Berkeley, CA
    Posts
    1,072
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dday_22 View Post
    Hi,

    I Am Trying To Figure Out Which Bike I Should Get!?? I Am Getting Quite Frustrated :-\

    I Was Leaning Towards Getting A Hybrid But From Economic Reason's I Thought Of Getting A Comfort Bike. My Intent Is To Ride My Bike 2-4 Times A Week With A Straight Shot 5.9 Mile Commute; However, There Is 1 Kinda Steep Hill I Have To Go Down Coming Into Work And Up When Leaving Work...any Insight Would Be Much Appreciated.
    You really like caps don't you? Check Craigslist for used hybrids or road bikes and you will find something. Go for a test ride before buying.

    You might try a fit calculator to get an idea for frame size.
    Last edited by powpow; 06-25-08 at 11:20 PM.

  3. #3
    Dolce far niente bigbossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    10,803
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If all you're gonna do is 6 mile commute, go get an older rigid frame mtb and put slicks and a rack on it. It'll be inexpensive, reliable, and sturdy, and will be an excellent commuter.
    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, itís the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

    S. J. Perelman

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Sacramento
    My Bikes
    Trek 7100
    Posts
    122
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    dday 22, consider the possibility you'll enjoy riding so much that commuting won't satisfy your riding fix. Unless you're open to owning (i.e., buying) more than one bike, I'd recommend thinking twice and maybe three times before preferring a comfort bike over a hybrid or a mountain bike. Either of the latter would be more versatile than a comfort bike.

  5. #5
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    36,697
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For 6 miles each way, 2-4 times a week, pretty much any sort of bicycle will do. As you get into cycling more, and start riding longer and more, then you might want to look at something else.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    439
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    if you want comfort buy a beach cruiser with a spring seat,if you want lower back problems buy a hybrid or mountain(do you live in the mountains?)

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    54
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah for that sort of distance, any bike.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •