So I very recently got back into riding a bike- and I'm enjoying it a lot- however, due to the fact that I was absent from the scene for 3 years means that my Trek 3700 didn't fit me any more- I've been borrowing my father's 4400, but it's such an old bike (2004) it's very heavy, especially with the panniers that he insists on having on the bike- I recon around 16 kilo's is the current weight.
Anyway, to cut a long story short- I need to get a new bike, and I'm looking around the £600-700 mark, but I might be able to stretch the budget right up to 750, tops, for the perfect bike- I'd prefer to get it from:
Yesterday, I went to my 'Local' (12 miles away) Evans, and tried out a BMC SportElite SE01
I loved the bike, how light it was and how fast it gained speed, and it's a good deal with £250 off, but I was offput by the salesman's attitude, which got to the point where he wouldn't let me try anything else because, and I quote 'Anything under that sort of price is going to be rubbish that old men buy to showoff on toepaths' Which annoyed me a bit. I don't think you can class all bikes below £700 as showoff bikes.
I did have a shortlist in mind:
Fuji Nevada 1
GT Avalanche 1
Pinnacle Jarrah Four
I had also considered a Boardman Comp;
I can also get 10% off at halfords, which is a small bonus, allthough I'm not keen on not being able to test ride it first.
I have also had an eye on a Cube Acid, but I'm again not sure, it's a bit over budget and not that well reviewed.
Anyway, if there are any other suggestions in that price range, then I'm open to suggestions.
Thanks for your help in advance.
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