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What bike......advice needed!!

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by wonderste, 8 Apr 2008.

  1. wonderste

    wonderste Guest

    Sorry for posting this subject twice, but thought it might be better in this sub-forum

    I am doing a 120 mile ride for charity around the lake district in a few months. I presently have a GT MTB for general weekend use, but even with slick tyres, it is still hard work and inefficient on long rides.

    Therefore I was going to buy a bike that would be more appropriate for this ride. I don't want an out-and-out racing bike, because I think it would be too uncomfortable to ride, and I know I wouldn't get any use out of it after the ride itself. So I came to the conclusion that a hybrid would be a good idea.....a more comfortable riding position, plus the flexibility for using it on towpaths and trails in the future.

    I don't have a big budget, so I thought second hand would give me the best cost/specification trade-off.

    For the record I am 6ft, 14 stone.

    So far I've come accross the Specialised Sirrus

    Anyone got any other suggestions

  2. mlg_gsb

    mlg_gsb New Member


    ditto - me

    Although I'm not 14 stone. Fatty!
  3. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    go with the sirrus.

    and 14st isn't that bad
  4. mlg_gsb

    mlg_gsb New Member

    haha, jokes!
  5. Go with the Sirrus.