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Comfort Bike or Mountain Bike??

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by sleuthey, 27 Jun 2008.

  1. sleuthey

    sleuthey Über Member

    I am going to aquire a bike around the £200 mark.

    90% of the time I will be riding on road or along a sustrans railway path. 10% of the time I will be riding on off road tracks eg. Forest of Dean. I will not be doing any trails, down hilling or stunts etc.

    What I would like is to have 1 bike with 26" wheels where I can change the tyres between 1.5" slicks and 2.125" nobblies depending on where I am riding. Any one agree this is a good idea as opposed to having 2 bikes?

    I am hence trying to decide between a comfort bike and a mountain bike. For my needs I can't see whether one would have any advantages over the other? I have heard that a comfort bike is a cross between a hybrid and hard tail.

    I have condsidered 2 bikes: Giant Rincon (MTB) and a Giant Sedona DX (comfort). In terms of spec and price they both seem the same. But what would you recomend? See liks below for both bikes:

    http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/11925/Giant_Rincon_Mens_Bike_Spring_2007

    http://www.ashcycles.com/power/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=436&currency=BP

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Try them. They've both got very different riding positions. Only you can decided which one 'fits' best.

    BTW, my money would be on the MTB!
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
  4. OP
    OP
    sleuthey

    sleuthey Über Member

    Thanks

    When you say they both have different riding positions - what do you mean exactly? I suffer from back problems and when I tried a racer It did my back in! At a guess which one would be lighter?

    Cheers.
     
  5. Ivan Ardon

    Ivan Ardon Well-Known Member

    Neither will be light due to the (possibly unnecessary) suspension.

    +1 for the Carrera Subway suggestion.
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    In going for a Giant I think you are on the right track. Which one is a personal decision but for me the MTB would be the one to have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!