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Hybrid bike advice needed

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Jambo, 10 Jun 2008.

  1. Jambo

    Jambo New Member

    Hi,

    Searching google for some advice I came across this place so thought I'd register.

    I'm planning to buy a bike in the next couple of weeks, and I'm finding it tough to come to a decision on what to get.

    Although I haven't owned a bike for about 5 years, I used to own a Specialisezd Rockhopper which got a fair bit of abuse. mainly off-road, but I also used it for commuting occasionally.

    The new one will get less of the abuse and more of the commute.

    I'd say 90% of the time the bike will be used for my commute to and from work, and the other 10% for some fairly light off-roading.

    There are two bikes I've been looking at; The Charge Mixer and The Cotic Roadrat, which I believe Brixton Cycles can spec to a similar level as the Mixer for a similar price.

    I'm leaning toward the Cotic as it seems a little more suited to taking a few knocks.

    Does anyone have any advice on my shortlist. Or some suitable alternatives?

    My budget is £700.

    Cheers.
     
  2. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Have you seen the Bikeradar review? They liked the Roadrat, for what it's worth.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/road/product/roadrat-10010

    I've seen Planet X' "Uncle John" cross bike frames built up into flat bar style hybrids too
    , e.g. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=24233 on sale at Chain Reaction.
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Scott Sub's - they look pretty neat ! 26" and 700c varieties as well.
     
  4. Bugner

    Bugner New Member

    Location:
    Sarf London
    Have you looked at the Specialized Tricross Sport? £700. Just ordered myself one :-)