I need a bike to fulfil a dual (well, kind of triple) purpose. It needs to get me to work at a reasonable speed down 16 miles of old railway and a little bit of road, it needs to be reasonably comfy for the Mrs to ride on similar terrain and it needs to be able to handle local easy singletrack and bridleways.
At the moment I'm using my roadie to ride to work, but it's battering the hell out of my wrists at any kind of speed, and I fear the slick tyres may struggle a little when the going gets moist. So, it needs to be something more upright.
The Islabikes Beinn 29 looks pretty much perfect for the job, but I have quite a lot of 26" bits lying around (wheels and forks and a few bits of drivetrain) that I was going to use to build up my Mmbop, but I'm thinking that maybe something a bit more XC oriented might fit the bill nicely - perhaps an Inbred.
Cheaper the better, as per usual... Any ideas?