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    Hybrid advice


    I'm new to the forum and don't know a whole lot about bikes to be honest. I haven't cycled in a few years but want to get back into it, so I'm in the market for a new cycle. I've visited various local bike shops and they have all recommended a hybrid bike for my needs but are pushing me towards different brands. The models I have been shown are:

    Dawes Discovery 301
    Frame: Dawes aluminium discovery frameset
    Forks: Cro-Mo rigid
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
    Front Derailleur: Shimano
    Shifters: Shimano Rapid fire 24 speed gears
    Chainset: Truvativ
    Chain: Shimano
    Freewheel: Shimano
    Stem: Alloy
    Handlebars: Alloy
    Wheels: 700c, hard wearing double wall rims, stainless steel spokes
    Front Brake: Tektro V
    Rear Brake: Tektro V
    Brake Levers: Alloy
    Tyres: Continental
    Saddle: Dawes Comfort
    Seatpost: Suspension
    Weight: 13.4 kg

    GIANT CRS 3.0

    RAME ALUXX aluminium
    FORK CroMo, rigid
    HANDLEBAR Aluminium
    STEM Adjustable, a-head
    SEAT POST Aluminium
    PEDALS Resin, anti slip
    SHIFTERS Shimano EZ Fire 24 speed
    FRONT MECH Shimano C50
    REAR MECH Shimano Acera
    BRAKES Tektro linear pull
    BRAKE LEVERS Shimano
    CASSETTE SRAM PG830 11-28
    CHAIN Shimano IG51
    CRANKS Shimano TX71 28/38/48
    BOTTOM BRACKET Cartridge
    RIMS LM aluminium
    HUBS Formula
    SPOKES Steel
    TYRES Kenda 700x35mm, puncture resistant
    WEIGHT 12kg

    Claud Butler Urban 300
    FRAME: Alloy 6061 series
    FORK: SR suntour NEX-4000, 700c suspension
    WHEELS: Tioga 700c double wall rims, quick release, Gritty Slicker/Gripper tyres.
    GEARS: Shimano Alivio 24 speed with STI
    STEERING: a-head headset, adjustable stem and Tioga alloy riser handlebars
    CHAINSET: Shimano FC-M341, triple 22/32/42T
    BRAKES: Alloy 'V' style black
    SADDLE: Tioga Sport-XC plush, hi density foam with a recessed centre channel

    I would appreciate if any forum members could help me in my selection or maybe recommend and alternative bike.


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    HI Rothar,

    I think all these bikes sound good for starting up riding after some time out. Hybrids will give you
    a good blend of comfort and efficiency and will also be able to handle a variety of riding types-
    commuting, touring, sustrans riding, sprinting around town etc.

    You could try out models offered by Trek or Marin to broaden your choice!

    Let me know how your search/ purchase goes!


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