Thinking of buying a bike for commuting. I have heard a lot about steel bikes being quite comfortable. Rode a heavy dutch bike for a bit - was ok and I am not sure I remember it being especially comfortable.
Are steel bikes worth the additional expense? I could definitely do with a carbon fork - few of roads I cycle on are quite literally a pain in the backside. Not keen on carbon frames and are perhaps expensive. Under £1000 to go with the cycle to work scheme would be brilliant.
I am battling with the following choices but open to others:
- Decathlon's Triban RC 500/520
- Boardman ASR 8.8
I have been riding a second hand Giant hybrid with old chainrings and casette/free hub; anything moderately good might be a big upgrade.
Does anyone have any good recommendations? Thanks