Hybrid Bikes

by edharris   March 12, 2013  


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?


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Yes, try the Ridgeback Flight, I had one and it was great!

Also don't overlook Planet X's inexpensive carbon flat-bar bike:


A bit over your budget but so much superior, and under the Cycle To Work Scheme limit so you can get it tax-free if your employer is in the scheme!

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posted by drmatthewhardy [584 posts]
12th March 2013 - 23:10


I do my 10 mile commute on a Cannondale CX Quick2 (2011)
Great ride..swapped the tyres from the supplied conti 35's to 25 armadillo's..really nips along.

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posted by colhum1 [98 posts]
12th March 2013 - 23:31


Only one thing against the Planet X. For a commuter/city bike, where are the mudguard and rack mounts?

posted by robdaykin (not verified) [309 posts]
13th March 2013 - 7:55


I have a Giant Rapid 1 (2011 model).

awesome bike, has been up hardknott pass and wrynose etc, makes me very happy.

Rapid 1 is way overkill as a commuter though - get a 3 or 4. (Giant do it so higher numbers are lower spec).

I commute on a modded Trek 7.2 fx (hybrid) - 7.1 is bottom of the range, so 7.2 is just one step up - and I love it. Did put some better wheels on it though.

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posted by PJ McNally [602 posts]
13th March 2013 - 11:04


Got a Merida Spresso. Really nice bike for commuting. Can take it off road too which is a bonus.

posted by paulfg42 [395 posts]
13th March 2013 - 22:12

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posted by Simon E [2416 posts]
14th March 2013 - 20:31