Hi all I'm looking to buy a new bike (my first since I was a teenager) and I have a budget of about £500. I'm planning on buying a hybrid as I want to ride on roads and also some trails (mainly woodland/public paths, nothing too demanding, gravel/grass etc) so I'd like something fast but also something strong enough to take off-road occasionally. Have the following in mind: Giant Seek 3 Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc Boardman Performance Comp - better spec apparently but don't like the white! Don't think I'm overly fussed about having front suspension, and a friend of mine said for my price range it wouldnt be worth it. Wouldn't mind the idea of putting a rack on it and going away for long rides too. But as long as it can handle roads fast and also some trails I'd be happy. Any other bikes I should consider? What would you guys recommend? Thanks in advance.