Ok, so I've got a new contract that reduces my daily commute to just 8 miles each way. Helpfully, parking is £8 per day(!), so using the bike is definitely on the cards.
I currently only have one bike.
I have never ridden to work before.
I am selling my Specialized Sirrus Elite - i have chosen Going Going Bike as the marketplace for it as I know the guys there and it is a very trust worthy site.
If anyone is interested either purchase there or contact me here.
Aluminium frame with Carbon Forks
8-Speed 11-32 Deore Rear Derraileur with 48 × 38 × 28T Chainrings with chainguard
Well maintained with new cassette and chain
BG Riva Road Saddle
Mudguards and SPD-SL or flat pedals provided
Great as a commuter or tourer
The Trek 8.6 DS ia an interesting blend of ideals both on the road and off - It's competent and comfortable in most scenarios but with some compromises.
A bar bag is a useful bit of kit for touring, audaxing, commuting and the like and this Topeak Compact handlebar bag is an excellent example, assuming you don't want to chuck the kitchen sink up front.
Discussion on the idea of banning lorries from London/city centres during the day. 1/2 hour segment, listen from 12:30,
You'll find plenty of disc-equipped, cyclocross-inspired do-it-all bikes under a grand; they're usually a good option as an all-rounder and popular on cycle-to-work schemes. Now there's one more, the Trek Crossrip, and it's a good bike. It's not the hottest on value but as a package the Elite model we've been riding is sensibly specced and good to ride.
I am looking for new, hybrid bike that is good for commuting around 9 miles a day and the odd weekend longer ride.
So far I have the Giant Rapid and the Specialized Sirrus in mind. Does anyone have either of these two bikes and would recommend them? Or does anyone know of any other hybrids between £500-£800?