Ive tried to be detailed and compare tech features. Ride quality and comfort is individual- that is for test rides.Thanks for all your help...really nice of you to find out more details on it
Ok ... i have now ordered the triban womans road flat bar . This one
But then i saw another model same brand that is far cheaper.£249. I dont understand the difference so thinking of ordering that one too and then test riding both to see what the difference is
Sorry for so many questions!
The cheaper bike has a single front chain ring gearing 700C wheels
Gear inches(dont worry tech) wider the number the better 41"-83"
The slightly more expensive has double front chainrings gearing 700C wheels
Gear inches 28"-120"
The double chainring bike has greater range and lower gearing for hills
Your current bike Pendleton Brooke 26" wheels
triple chainrings 48/38/28
14-28t cassette Gear inch 23-82"
23-82" Bold number lower is better for cycling easily up hills
23-82" Bold number faster you go downhill slopes or flat roads
Four questions for you
What is your max budget-be honest?
Why flat bar and not consider drop bars?
Did you walk up Ditchling beacon when you did London to Brighton?
I/We can search for suitable bikes and give you an honest opinion. I'm not biased to one brand or another just functionality for your up coming event
This article has some helpful tips on what to look for in a womans road bike. Ignore prices for the higher models https://www.cyclingweekly.com/group-tests/womens-bikes-a-buyers-guide-to-female-specific-bikes-321311
https://www.liv-cycling.com/gb/avail-2 Giant bikes
This bike if its your price range and height is a good deal
Spec 700C wheels
cassette 11-34 gear inches 26-120"
Fits riders 5'0" and upwards
Dealers in London https://www.liv-cycling.com/gb/retailers