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Boardman, Specialized or Trek?

Old 04-13-24, 12:47 AM
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Boardman, Specialized or Trek?

Hi all, Iím in the search of a bike after not riding for 15 years. Iím at 330lbs down from 350lbs and want to add cycling to my life (in addition to tennis and outdoor walks). Iíve settled on a few hybrids and want to ask which is better in terms of durability, ease of maintenance and adaptability to me as a clyde (also something not too difficult to ďrelearnĒ how to ride). I plan to use a cyclescheme voucher and my budget is £600 for the bike, Iím in the UK. I plan on doing roads and bike paths at least 90% of the time and 10% on hard packed dirt when cutting through the park. Thanks for your thoughts.
  • Boardman 8.6 URB: love how this one looks but a bit hesitant on only 3 gears and 700x32mm tyres.
  • Boardman 8.6 HYB: looks good I think, not sure if the geometry is too aggresive or not, 700x37mm tyres and 2x9 gears
  • Specialized Sirrus X 2.0: like it in black, only has 1x8 gears which sounds easy to use, not sure if geometry is too aggresive or not, comes with 700x42mm tyres
  • Trek Dual Sport Gen 5: chunky tyres at 650bx50mm (is this too big?) and 2x9 gears
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For me, I’m thinking the Boardman 8.6 HYB or the Specialized Sirrus.

You’ll do good on those, I think.
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