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Old 26th Jun 16, 02:51 PM
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Real Name: Gary   Age: 44   Gender: Male  
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Recommend a new bike - hybrid?

I'm looking for a new bike which will be used on a mixture of road and trails though not rocky trails as such. Am I right in thinking a hybrid bike would be best for my needs?
I'm 5'10 with an inside leg of 32", what frame size would be recommended?

I'll probably look towards a lightly used bike with a budget of around 500 but would probably extend it a little if I choose to buy new.

What would give me the best value for that kind of money?

I've recently started a little biking again whilst I rest a troublesome knee from running and realise that it will more than likely add value to my running for the future. I'm currently using a Giant mountain bike which I bought around 18 years ago so I guess I'm ready for an upgrade!

Thanks in advance for any advice at all.
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Old 26th Jun 16, 04:01 PM
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I'd buy a cyclocross (CX) or 'gravel' bike with drop bars.


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Old 26th Jun 16, 04:20 PM
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Hmmm, thanks Matt. A quick search brought up the Boardman CX Comp from Halfords.
How are they rated? It seems like 650ish can go a long way with the likes of disc brakes too.

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Old 26th Jun 16, 07:58 PM
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I bought a Cannondale CAADX, which I ride to work with some slightly different tyres, but a Boardman was the close 2nd choice. It's the Tour de France soon so there will be bike sales just after I expect. May be worth waiting.


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Old 26th Jun 16, 08:09 PM
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I'll do that. I'm not desperate, well I am and struggle when I have something in mind but I'll hold off for a month or two and see what pops up. At least I know what I'm after now.
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Old 27th Jun 16, 12:15 PM
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Probably sensible to hold on for the sales, you can usually pick up some good bargains. In the mean time though, might be a good idea to visit a few bike shops and try a few, so you can get a sense of what you want, and a better idea of what size will fit you best.
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Old 27th Jun 16, 05:22 PM
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Thanks James. It'll be hard not to come out riding one though!
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