Apollo vs Dawes, Claud Butler, Ridgeback?

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by casrwm, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. casrwm

    casrwm New Member

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    I am looking for a bike for my daughter (5 ft 1"). She likes the look of the Apollo XC.26S but I have read that it weighs 18kg, which seems an awful lot for a small bike. I used to have a 42lb Raleigh Wayfarer which was a heavy lump of a bike.

    I am also considering the Dawes XC 1.0 mountain bike, the Ridgeback Motion Hybrid and possibly the Claud Butler Classic, though I would prefer not to pay much over £200.

    Halfords told her she needs a 17" frame but few adult bikes are that small. Few of the websites mention weight but apparently (Evans site) the Dawes (18" minimum) weighs 12.8 kg - a lot better than 18!

    Any comments?
     
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  2. JC4LAB

    JC4LAB New Member

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    Evans Cycles | Bike Sizing
    Mountain and road bikes sizes are measure differently ...
    Best to try out for size by sitting on it first cos we are all different(Ive long body & short legs so standard size for my leg size aint that perfect.!).Doubt Apollo are in the same class as the others but for a general purpose prob ok and a lower price.unless doing some serious off road stuff or touring..Beware cheap bikes that have suspension
     
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