Advice welcome - what hybrid to buy
I am hoping to get a bike for a short commute to work (around 4 miles) and for when my family and I have some fun at the weekend (cycling in the park, maybe some very light off-road) but I am at a total loss at what to buy. I have up to £1k to spend.
I have a Giant bike store locally so popped in there and they advised I get a hybrid, pointing me in the direction of a 2014 Giant Roam 0 on the basis it's a good commuting bike for short distances but with the ability to go off road if need be. I also liked the look of their Anyroad 1 as well.
But here lies my problem. I'm not sure what else is out there, whether either of these would be a good buy or not, or even whether Giant are a good manufacturer. I've tried hunting round for some reviews or comparisons but I'm not having much luck.
So I was hoping to get some views on what the best manufacturers are out there for my money and any recommendations on what models to go for.
Thanks in advance for any advice.