New bike time - Single speed commuter

Rustybucket

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Staines
Hi everyone,
think im going to treat myself to a new bike soon. looking for something to commute 40 miles per day (mostly flat road, small incline up Notting hill).
Currently using a boardman hybrid - but now want something abit lighter / less boring.
Was thinking of getting the below:
http://www.pearsoncycles.co.uk/pearson-once-more-into-the-breach-1102.html
Has anyone got one / can recommend it?
Are there any other good bikes im missing?

Thanks!
 

vickster

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I've got the previous version, the Touche. Not done very many miles due to my latest orthopaedic adventure, but really like the SS thing :smile:

It's a less boring colour than the one you've linked, sorry :whistle: but go to their shop and have a look

Also look at the utterly gorgeous Condor offerings (might need more £££ though) !!

http://www.condorcycles.com/Single-Speed-Track/View-all-products.html

Also, on the cheaper side, the Genesis Flyer

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/genesis/flyer-2015-singlespeed-bike-ec073930
 
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Rustybucket

Rustybucket

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Staines
I've got the previous version, the Touche. Not done very many miles due to my latest orthopaedic adventure, but really like the SS thing :smile:

It's a less boring colour than the one you've linked, sorry :whistle: but go to their shop and have a look

Also look at the utterly gorgeous Condor offerings (might need more £££ though) !!

http://www.condorcycles.com/Single-Speed-Track/View-all-products.html

Also, on the cheaper side, the Genesis Flyer

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/genesis/flyer-2015-singlespeed-bike-ec073930
Ive already got a genesis - so want to get a different brand of bike.
Condor's look good thou.

Im going to have a look at the pearsons soon. I dont think im free at the weekend untill the middle of March next thou!
 
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Rustybucket

Rustybucket

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Location
Staines
dont think I can get any time off at the moment, too busy! will prob visit the sheen store as its closeish to Staines
I can wait till march as will only start to use it once the weather is better.
Im debating getting the Steel or Alu version. Im assuming the Alu is ligher (as its cheaper)
 

vickster

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This one was well reviewed in this month's cycling active (91/100 scored)

http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/urban/urban-cross/day-one-alfine-8

Potential weaknesses, heavy on hills, poor shifter position

I have to say £1500 seems a lot for a commuter but each to their own. I'd stick with the single speed for something different to what you have
 

vickster

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I've updated my post ^^ It was the Day one Alfine 8 which is under a grand according to the article

Colour way better too :whistle:
 
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Rustybucket

Rustybucket

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Location
Staines
This one was well reviewed in this month's cycling active (91/100 scored)

http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/urban/urban-cross/day-one-alfine-8

Potential weaknesses, heavy on hills, poor shifter position

I have to say £1500 seems a lot for a commuter but each to their own. I'd stick with the single speed for something different to what you have
Think I agree with you - Got abit excited when I saw it on another site for £1000 - but its probably not too different from my CDF -
Going into Pearsons next Saturday to have a look at their bikes....
 
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