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  • Flat bar gravel bike…
  • Premier Icon LMT
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    Priced under the magic cycle scheme voucher of £1k are there any out there or any that come close?

    Im after a bike I can chuck down the canals and still hit a good run on the road, plan a is to find a gravel bike flat bar and a good enough spec. I’ve spotted a Planet X at £699 but it’s not well spec’ed enough.

    Plan b I’m trying to find out if the higher end Boardman hyb will take a 38c tyre and that might be the solution.

    Plan c is pick up the Crockett frameset from trek and swap the bits from my crosstrail over, or find a non suspension fork with 50mm travel offset but that’s been tricky and that way keep using my crosstrail.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Sure you could find a rigid29er for that price.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Flat bar gravel bike

    In the olden days it was pronounced “Hybrid”…

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    Cube SL Road is worth a look

    Premier Icon LMT
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    Thanks! That cube looks just what I’m after.

    Premier Icon kerley
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    Plan b I’m trying to find out if the higher end Boardman hyb will take a 38c tyre and that might be the solution.

    This comes with 35c so guessing 38 would fit.

    https://www.cyclerepublic.com/boardman-hyb-8-9-mens-hybrid-bike-2019.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwn4ncBRCaARIsAFD5-gUEl1XFubQFHW1UUpwqPjTytRyiqy1t9apcadEM8eW6NFowGh4CRkwaArDGEALw_wcB

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    <span style=”display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #222222; font-family: ‘Open Sans’; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.4px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;”>In the olden days it was pronounced “Hybrid”…</span>

    It’s not the old days any more.  Hybrid now suggests commuter bike i.e. cheap and upright.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Although I dunno, this Specialized Sirrus looks alright: https://www.evanscycles.com/specialized-sirrus-sport-2019-hybrid-bike-EV306274

    However the biggest PITA with ‘hybrid’ bikes is the 135mm rear axle on a bike that essentially requires road wheels.

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    Pinnacle Lithium 5?

    Premier Icon ton
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    cube nuroad here, fitted with flats and mtb controls.

    sooo comfy.

    Premier Icon LMT
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    Thanks, didn’t notice the sirrus having the wider tyres, might be able to use my crosstrail wheels and swap over between road duty and the canals.

    Premier Icon PJay
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    Sonder will have a flat bar Camino available from mid-September that’s within budget. I’ve no personal experience of a Camino but the drop bar versions seem very well respected on here.

    Premier Icon RichBowman
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    Had a BMC Alpenchallenge – seriously quick for a flat bar, though I’d not recommend taking it down canal paths if you’ve got fillings. It’s seriously stiff (in good road-bike kind of way).

    Great bike though.

    Premier Icon legometeorology
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    My partner just got a Lithium 5, it’s def more like a rigid 29er than what you seem to be after (take 2.3 inch tyres, steel fork…)

    The Neon would be good though:  https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-neon-4-2018-hybrid-bike-EV275613

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    It seems to have a better groupset than the BMC and Cube things, and it has a carbon fork, while I think the BMC and Cube have aluminium ones (I’m not certain about that though, worth confirming)

    This is the sweetest looking IMO though…

    https://www.marinbikes.com/gb/bikes/2019-pavement-fitness-transit-beyond-road-nicasio-rc

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    Premier Icon thepodge
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    My Mrs has a Pinnacle Lithium too, she loves it though I’d like to try 650 wheels in it.

    Premier Icon thegeneralist
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    Jesus mountain biking really has gone full circle and ended up its own arse.

    Just buy a decent spec classic mountain bike from the 80s or nineties.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Stupidest suggestion ever ^^

    Why NOT buy one of these bikes?  They aren’t exactly overpriced are they?  Just because the marketing pains you so much doesn’t mean they’re not actually good bikes.

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    @rOcKeTdOg – is that genuine leopard skin?

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    Just in the middle of building such a bike started with cube cross race frame and forks from discount bikes which seemed reasonably priced but add on special sized headset and through Axel’s and that’s another £100, anyway tiagra all-round Alex draw wheels flat mount brakes riser bar with bar ends iknow iknow but I needed a bit more front hight should add up to a sexy one bike does all for a bag of sand.

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    Giant Rapid here. Similar to the Cube SL Road, fast/light flat bar commuter/hybrid/gravel etc. Tiagra 2 x 10, 50/34 compact, hydraulic disc brakes, upgraded wheels HALO Devaura aero with Panaracer Gravelking tyres. Very nice bike but nearing time for a change.

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    Inbred 29er, carbon ebay rigid forks, 42c Specialized Hillbillys on my old Spank Oozys, 600mm flat carbon bar with fake Ergon bar ends (ebay specials again). Comfiest mile muncher I’ve ridden. Shimano flip flop spds/flats and it’ll do every type of ride apart from proper mountain biking. Currently loving doing as much off road out of the door, finding as many canal paths, urban walkways etc until I get out of town onto the bridleways, green lanes and hills.

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