Finally, the bullet is about to be bitten, and a bike is about to be purchased. Thought I’d get some advice from the experts @Adrian @biketester @Timmy @ilpirata et al. I’ve put the post on this board in case others are at this point as well. I know a thread like this comes up from time to time.
So my riding willl be farm lanes and roads, a good mix given I live on the edge of a village out in the county. Also, I live 10 mins from The Trossachs in Scotland and there are some great forest roads/trails to get out on. I’m not after a road bike, I’m thinking hybrid, as just riding on tarmac is not for me.
Back in the day I had a Claud Butler road bike and a Dawes mountain bike. Both were great and I never had any problems with them. But, that was about 30 years ago, and things have moved on, so I don’t know if I’m right sticking to what I know, but here are the two I’m looking at…
I’m 205 lb at the minute and pretty determined to see Onederland again in the not too distant future. Don’t really want to spend any more than £250, but could push it to £300 max. Any advise guys? Which one of these two should I go for, or is there something else that I should be looking at?
Thanks for the help. Any advice very welcome.