Thanks Mo1959 I think i may be leaning towards the Dawes, im getting an honest 'vibe' and a feeling they have integrity. The quill stem also is a plus. Cheers CBThe bike that first got me back into cycling was a Dawes Discovery so I have a bit of a soft spot for them They look pretty similar though.
Ignore old grumpy pants! The stock tyres will be just fine and should be used until worn out. Punctures are not a massive issue in cycling, unless you run tyres underinflated (pinch punctures) or spend all day cycling through glass strewn under-passes. Just be prepared for the occasional unexpected deflation so you are happy to fix on the go if needed.Be aware the tyres on both won’t be the best in puncture resistance so budget for swapping them out for Schwalbe Marathons unless you want to sat at the roadside.
Get the Dawes. Quill stems are a vastly superior engineering design than those dumb arse threadless bodge jobs.Just to add I notice the Dawes has the older quill type stem while the Ridgeback has a more modern threadless steerer with spacer rings and a top cap but that might be important to you.
Thanks for your reply Blue Hills, they are both aluminium with rim brakes, single chain ring. The Dawes has 8 gears the Comet 7. Not entirely certain but i think the Dawes has aluminium forks and the Comet has steel, oh and the Dawes is £100 or so cheaper! Review: Dawes Discovery 201 2020 | road.cc Ridgeback Comet | Hybrid Bikes | Freewheel | RidgebackNot a lot to go on with just two pics, no specs quoted apart from the quill/threadless thing.
Are they both steel?
ah.Thanks for your reply Blue Hills, they are both aluminium with rim brakes, single chain ring. The Dawes has 8 gears the Comet 7. Not entirely certain but i think the Dawes has aluminium forks and the Comet has steel, oh and the Dawes is £100 or so cheaper!
Hi Blue Hills, yes I should have included more info on my original post!did you add those spec links later chief?
On looking at them I see that they are both single chainring.
What are you planning to use the bike for?
With the gearing they both have you might have issues with hills, particularly if carrying much.
(declaration - I'm old fashioned in that I favour triples, live in a decidedly hilly bit of london, often carry a lot)