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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:23 pm 
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I know its Retrobike and hybrid bikes are the devils spawn, but....

I am looking for a Hybrid bike for my son to use, and one that I can also use as we are the same height.

I am looking for an Aluminium Frame, but without carbon forks, 700c tyres, mtb gearing, Hydraulic Brakes, straight bars, a comfy but a bike that's can be used for some commuting and nothing too fragile.

Shortlist so far is Giant Escape 2 disc, Trek FX 2 disc and Specialized Sirrus, all pretty similar spec.

Anyone have another recommendations ??


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:46 pm 
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What about one of them cannondales bad boy ?,

with the rigid lefty. I like the look of that myself, and the price seems to revolve around the one frame/fork, only with higher end components.

Find a frame/fork and hang on it what you like. Or buy th lower and use/sell recoup against some of those bits. Always a good way of gaining something for a bit less.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:32 am 
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Sounds like a 29er on skinny tyres.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:03 am 
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dyna-ti wrote:
What about one of them cannondales bad boy ?,

with the rigid lefty. I like the look of that myself, and the price seems to revolve around the one frame/fork, only with higher end components.

Find a frame/fork and hang on it what you like. Or buy th lower and use/sell recoup against some of those bits. Always a good way of gaining something for a bit less.


I'll check them out 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:55 am 
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My brother recently bought a Boardman Hybrid Comp, like this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boardman-Hyb ... SwtAtbkmVe

The Comp has an aluminium frame and forks and cable discs, but I think there are other models with hydraulic brakes. The finish of the frame is nice, the welds are smoothed to the extent it almost looks like carbon frame. It came with 700 x 28c tyres fitted, but they were replaced with some 700 x 38c and I reckon there's room for 700 x 40, maybe 42.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:44 am 
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xerxes wrote:
My brother recently bought a Boardman Hybrid Comp, like this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boardman-Hyb ... SwtAtbkmVe

The Comp has an aluminium frame and forks and cable discs, but I think there are other models with hydraulic brakes. The finish of the frame is nice, the welds are smoothed to the extent it almost looks like carbon frame. It came with 700 x 28c tyres fitted, but they were replaced with some 700 x 38c and I reckon there's room for 700 x 40, maybe 42.


That looks like the sort of thing I am looking for, did not think of Boardman Bikes :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:51 am 
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Looking at the Hybrid Comp Yellow in yellow at £500, that could be in the running :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:53 am 
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A friend of mine has a Commencal FCB like this one and highly rates it;

https://www.commencal-store.co.uk/fcb-2 ... 2x22585119

It's a very nice looking bike in the flesh.

I'm not sure what the UK price is though.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:43 pm 
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Speccy Sirrus


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