New Bike

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by jonboy51, 24 Jun 2008.

  1. jonboy51

    jonboy51 New Member

    Hi Everyone

    I'm about to purchase my first bike but there is sooo much choice out there, everyone i speak to has different advice. I dont know what to do!!!

    I've got about £850 to spend,
    I am an keen runner, interested in getting into triathlon,
    I cycle to work (roughly 12 miles, currently on a mountain bike with slicks),
    I am planning on doing some long distances over 100 miles in the near future.

    What do people think? Anyone got any recommendations/suggestions? Do I get a comfortable tourer that I will tour on once or twice a year? Do I get a racer that I can shoot to work in no time on but will be unconfortable over distance? Is there a comprimise???
  2. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    near Hornsea
    I had a similar budget when buying a bike 2 years ago & bought a racing bike which is great, but during winter :evil: It has no clearance for mudguards, i've tried raceblades but they are nowhere near as good as full guards & there is no mountings for a rack. Due to these reasons tho it was easy to convince my other half that i now need a tourer with racks & guards. Had i bought the tourer first it would have been much harder to pursuade her i needed a racing bike :biggrin:

    If i could only have one bike though & was using it for commuting i'd make sure it had clearnace for guards
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