Purchase of New Hybrid - Advice needed

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Sol_, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Sol_

    Sol_ New Member

    Nov 30, 2004
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    Hi everyone!

    I have finally decided to start commuting with a bike.
    I am almost a beginner but not quite. I did the RTA ride last Sunday (50km) in Sydney and did rather well on my old rusty MTB.

    I have decided on a Hybrid bike and the budget has to stay under AUS$1000.
    So it will have to be close to entry level bikes.
    From what I have seen in Sydney, it pretty much comes down to the Giant Cypress, Farago or Innova or the Avanti Discovery, Explorer or Pioneer or maybe a Shogun?

    Any suggestion as to which are the most reliable/convertable/value-for-money...
    An old review on choice magazine went for the Giant and said the Avanti were not very reliable.

    Any feedback would be great as I enter the wonderful and mysterious world of bike shops a virgin.