- Cheap Hybrid Advice
The Al Fresco looks to be a clone of a Cannondale Bad Boy / 29er wannabe with the knobbly tires
As is, it looks Ok, but seeing a severe lack of mudguard / rack possibility, which really is essential for a hybrid; you will want mudguards unless you are a fair weather rider, and a rack is very useful depending on how much you carry.Posted 5 years agomtbtomoMember
You don’t need discs on a commuter, though they are better and quite in fashion on hybrid/commuters.
Just seen this Subway £199
The picture makes it look a bit naff, but I bet it looks fine in store and is a good deal for £200!
Or one of Chainreaction’s Vitus Vee-27 models?
You can get clip on mudguards and racks will mount on p-clips if the frame has no dedicated mounts, so its not a show stopperPosted 5 years ago
It’s only going to be a fair weather bike plus I have a shower at work so mudguards don’t bother me, I won’t need rack mounts either, I like the idea of discs as there are some decent sized hills round here, the bike will be used for more small town and country road type roads than city.Posted 5 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
With cranks at 3 and 9 o’clock you clout your feet/toes with the front wheel.Posted 5 years ago
Personally I find it really irritating during slow speed riding especially when you need a quick flick of the wheel for balance or to avoid a motorised moron and you catch a foot.TooTallMember
I have a shower at work so mudguards don’t bother me
The difference between having (full) mudguards and not is huge. You’ll have less to wash, your kit will last longer and if you fit them, mudguards help keep you cycling when the weather is at it’s worst. Seriously – essential to fit for a year-round commuter. V brakes on my hybrid stopped me fine and I guess I weigh more than you.Posted 5 years ago
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