So due to personal circumstances i find my offroad riding seriously curtailed (my missus had twins 4 weeks ago). Faced with the option of either blimping out or finding a plan b, i have dipped my toe in to the world of commuting by bike. The one thing that has become apparent quite quickly is how totally inappropriate a full sus bike is for the 17 mile road trip on mainly A roads. I have had a quick look around online for an appropriate Bike but a little bewildered at the number of options.
So whats some good options to look into? What should i look out for? Don't really want to pay too much as the bike will get locked up outside while in work. I want to go fast but avoid some rigid boneshaking missile that destroys my back and gets stolen. Maybe spend up to £500.