Newbie wanting to cycle a 26 mile round trip to work each day with a budget of approx. £350

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  1. yesitsjess

    yesitsjess New Member

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    Hello everyone!

    I've been looking at bikes for weeks now and really struggling to make a decision. I'm running out of summer to enjoy my new bike!

    I'm about 5'8'' so I don't need a women's bike, I just assume they're more comfortable. My commute should be ideal, all road and no cars to worry about (Cambridge busway) but it's a fairly long way. I'm quite unfit so I don't want to make it any harder work than it needs to be.

    Here's a few I like the look of:

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/cannondale/quick-6-2014-womens-hybrid-bike-ec054935
    http://www.giant-cambridge.co.uk/en-gb/bikes/model/2014.liv.giant.escape.city.3.w/15015/66798/
    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/trek/70-fx-2015-hybrid-bike-ec068194
    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/dawes/discovery-301-womens-2014-hybrid-bike-ec060129
    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/dawes/discovery-201eq-womens-2014-hybrid-bike-ec060127
     
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  2. AyeYo

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    Personally, I'd try to stretch the budget slightly and go for an actual road bike if you're riding a clear, paved path all the way to work:

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/fuji/finest-15-compact-2014-womens-road-bike-ec053272

    This one is within your budget and has provisions for fenders, which could be nice if you're riding in crappy weather.

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/pinnacle/dolomite-one-2014-womens-road-bike-ec054872


    Straight bars get old fast because there's no variety of hand positions. The very upright position of those bikes also isn't very aerodynamic, which makes riding at speed more difficult than it needs to be.
     
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    yesitsjess New Member

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    Great, thanks for the advice! Makes a lot of sense :) I went for that Dolomite One in the end
     
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