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Need a little help to choose...

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by scrumdiddly, 23 Jun 2008.

  1. scrumdiddly

    scrumdiddly New Member

    Hi everyone, this is my first post.

    I'm getting back into cycling now after 13 years of laziness but I need a little help choosing... I'll be riding on roads and the occasional dirt track so I'm going for a hybrid. I'll be getting it from Evanscycles - if only to keep my options simple - and I've narrowed it down to these two bikes:

    http://www.evanscycles.com/product.jsp?style=71296

    http://www.evanscycles.com/product.jsp?style=71025

    Unfortunately I have to stay under £200(for now)... I'll be going for a test ride in a couple of days but I wonder if any of you have any advice for me in the meantime.

    Thanks :biggrin:
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Hmm, I'd say the Ridgeback because it doesn't have suspension - more cash will go into the components and it will be a better bike.

    Having suspension at this price isn't fantastic, and it really eats into the budget for other parts.

    The Ridgeback looks pretty good !
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Hi Scrumdiddly, welcome to the forum, like the username! :biggrin:

    Not sure what advice to give as you haven't asked anything, but I guess the most important aspect of cycling is to enjoy it! :smile:
     
  4. OP
    OP
    scrumdiddly

    scrumdiddly New Member

    You're right - questions would have helped! :biggrin: I suppose I was just wondering if there was anything obviously crappy about those choices. Looks like it'll just be down to which one I like when I see them.

    Yeah I wasn't too sure about suspension on a £200 bike, thanks for that.

    Think I'm going to be here frequently from now on...
     
  5. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Location:
    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Thats it cut up your credit card.It's all downhill now.Another one bites the dust.Welcome.Enjoy yourself on here ask away.Always someone to help.If you really get the bug.By asking you could save a fortune.