Hybrid Recommendations (£500ish)
I quite like the look of the Vitus Vee city bikes at CRC. But they are singlespeed so may not suit your territory or wife’s temperament/fitness. However the simplicity of the vee brake and SS means if it is abandoned int he shed for long spells there’s less to have to fettle back to life for the one day a year ride. You could always put a larger freewheel on as well.Posted 4 years ago
They have a 16″ 26er for £270
The Boardman female Hybrid at Halfords is a pretty respectable frame, worth upgrading as things wear; 2×9 gearing and cable discs. My GF has done a few thousand miles on hers over 2.5 years and it’s proving to have been a very sensible buy. Pretty quick for a hybrid and both tougher and easier to ride than a traditional drop-bar bike. Currently on budget too.Posted 4 years agosmokey_joSubscriber
Another vote for the boardman here too, budget for a shorter stem as the one supplied was a touch on the long side for a small frame. Mrs _jo runs 700×35 semi slick cross tyres on hers and it copes fine with towpaths and awful roads whilst still remaining quick on the tarmac.Posted 4 years ago
After what feels like years of nagging, my wife has finally decided to replace the clapped out old MTB she (occasionally) rides for something half decent.
A hybrid is probably the kind of thing that will suit her the most but I have absolutely no experience or knowledge with them!
Can anybody provide any advice on the best hybrid to get for around £500?Posted 4 years agoorgandonorMember
Re Vitus – they do a geared version:Posted 4 years ago
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