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Old 05-02-14, 06:36 AM   #1
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Help me chose a hybrid bike

Hi all,
Take it easy on me - brand new to the site - and cycling for that matter (at least since I was 15). Trying to to find the best hybrid for me to buy from Evans on the CycleToWork scheme. Amazed at the amount of options available but I have narrowed it down to the below. I will be using it to commute to work a few times a week (20 mile round trip) but would like something I can use on light tracks, canal paths etc at weekends. Budget it up to 550. Appreciate your thoughts.

Mike.

Cannondale quick 6
Norco indie 3
Specialized Sirius sport
Scott sub speed 40
Trek 7.2 fx
Ridgeback velocity
Ridgeback flight 00
Jamie allegro comp
Hoy Shizuoka .000
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Old 05-02-14, 07:58 AM   #2
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Ride em all, and buy the one you fall in love with --- one will stand out in looks and function...
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+1 ^ This

What @Wanderer said!

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I agree with Wanderer. All manufacturers have similar bikes at whatever price point you pic.

I am a large rider, so I lean toward bikes with pretty wide tires (32 mm or more, currently riding 35 mm). For speed demons these may not be appropriate, but for many riders, the comfort is nice, and they still roll well.

I suggest no suspension. I ride mostly on crushed stone and do fine without suspension.

As far as personal experience with any of those bikes, I get close... I ride a Trek 7.3 FX with beefed up wheels to hold my weight, and I love it. But I suspect any of them on your list would be nice, personal preference is a major factor in bike purchasing.
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Thanks all. I'll have to visit a few different shops this weekend to try each model - Evans in-store stock is somewhat limited.

I am leaning towards the Trek at the moment - it gets rave reviews everywhere I have looked.
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