Dilemma

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Jim_Noir, 10 Jun 2009.

  1. Jim_Noir

    Jim_Noir New Member

    So I am about to go buy a new bike, I have been thinking about the Ridgeback Velocity, but the more I read on here I am now thinking tje Sirrus Sport. So the bike will be an allrounder for me, comute to work, go along tow paths etc with the mrs and do the long ride I am doing now. So thoughts? Remember I am riding a 2nd hand Apollo MTB that cost 50 quid, so anything is going to be better! That said I still love the old thing and it was the bike that got me started... and I did hit 32.9 MPH today on it, of course the cycle compute might have been telling pork pies.

    HELP MEEEEEEE :biggrin:

    And my Buget is 350 to 400
     
  2. Garz

    Garz Squat Member

    Location:
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    Get the best you can justifiably afford.
     
  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    +1 what / said
    And a Sirrus Sport will do all that you want to do
     
  4. As folk have said get the best you can afford. I use a Ridgeback Velocity for my commute its a great handling robust bike but my commute is short. Ive also got the Sirrus Sports '06. I used to use it for the commute when I lived further away now its used for leisure/ training (and converted to drops) its like night and day when compared to the Ridgeback as its far superior.
     
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    Jim_Noir

    Jim_Noir New Member

    Cheers folks, I am goimg to go vist a few LBS today to see what there is and try a few.
     
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    Jim_Noir

    Jim_Noir New Member

    Just went and had a look and a go on the Sirrus Sport, skinny bike. This looks like the one I will be going for then.
     
  7. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    nice one mate, pretty sure you wont regret it.

     
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    Jim_Noir

    Jim_Noir New Member

    The tyres gave me the fear a bit, but it's all good. I really should have done it this months pay as I have been off shift for 2 weeks, but still the old Apollo has given me miles of fun.

    I nearly bought a Garmin edge 705... but that is the same price as the bike, but does look a nice bit of kit!
     
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    Jim_Noir

    Jim_Noir New Member

    I assume if need be I can stick a rack on the Sirrus?
     
  10. Yip, I had a rack on mine
     
  11. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

    Location:
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    You're going to notice such a difference on the Sirrus from what you're ujsed to on the Apollo BSO :wacko:
    Good choice!

    SD
     
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    Jim_Noir

    Jim_Noir New Member

    I am thinking of rebuilding the apollo as a project and for the mrs, maybe use it in the winter. Sure it was cheap and a cheap bike, but I'm doing about 100 plus miles a week on it and loving every moment of it. Yes I am 'cited about the Sirrus, two weeks order for my frame size... bring it on
     
  13. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Excellent stuff. make sure you take a couple of pics and post in the photo section
     
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    Jim_Noir

    Jim_Noir New Member

    I notice no one wanted photos of the Apollo :wacko:
     
  15. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    take a photo of the 2 together
     
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