Bicycle advice

(Newyork29) #1

I have cycled to work.for.nearly 4 years now and couldn’t imagine getting the tube/bus to work anymore.

It’s time for me to upgrade to our new bike. I have a specialised Sirius (hybrid) which has been great for commuting but fancy getting something which is a bit quicker when I upgrade.

Any other cyclists reccomend any bikes?

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(Kieran McHugh) #2

Probably not a hardcore commuter bike and fast but not the fastest, but I just bought a new Tokyobike. They are building it for me at the moment. They are a joy to ride!

(Kevyn) #3

I’m on the waiting list for this electric bike.

https://www.vanmoof.com/en_gb/electrified-s2-x2

(Simon) #4

If your budget isn’t as big as the other recommendations require I’d highly recommend Decathlon’s btwin range of bikes. I commute on a road bike and really enjoy it, and the btwin triban range are excellent value and can be fitted out with paniers, mudguards etc.

#5

You could also see if the company you work for participates in the cycle to work scheme, depending on the limits you could have £1000 to spend on a bike and you pay it back via salary sacrifice, which also gives you tax breaks.

As you have a hybrid and want the next bike to be quicker simplest option a road racer, you could look at a lighter Hybrid or even thinner wheels depending on what you have now, or change the rear cog to a racing cog set, if you find still not quick enough change the front cog set to a higher teeth setting (racing) cog set.

I did the cycle to work scheme, got myself a mountain bike, then after say a year felt that even in the toughest gear going up hills was too easy, so change the rear cog set to a racing one and increase the front cog teeth ratio so was close to a hybrid than a racer, then decided I was going to do a charity bike ride and needed a road racer that was 2015, don’t cycle that offer now though :joy:

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