Hello, My 2002 Specialized Expedition Sport has been stolen One of the reasons I loved it was it felt tough, I loved the trigger gears, the front suspension and it was really a quality bike. I didn't think it was that light even with its A1 aluminium frame though and I think I might have preferred narrower tyres, but that is easy to fix. Anyway I am a heavy, fairly strong bloke and having bent a cheap British Eagle chain wheel going up a hill I really need a tough replacement. My only problem is budget. I am mostly pounding up local hills, lots of road riding, some light trail riding (we have an old converted railway track called the Phoenix Trail) and even shopping (bags on handlebars etc..). Its my main form of transport!! I am nearly 16 stone so strength is an issue! I have looked in Evans sales, the GT Nomad 2007 at £200 is in my price range and even some Specialized Hard Rocks are about there at £225. But I have no idea of the quality of other makes. I have looked in ebay, and the second hand Specialized Sirrus looks ideal at around £150 - £250 for the more basic ones but all the other makes again I have no idea. Saracen, Trek, Claude Butler, Giant.. ??? I am ok with a second hand bike if it means sacrificing newness for quality! Please any recommendations? Budget up to £300 max i guess..