- Hybrid type bike for parent of female persuasion. Suggestions?
So Father’o’mine is suggesting we buy mother dearest a bike so he can bully her in to going cycling with him. To be honest it’s only likely to be used on the canals and local country lanes etc etc so I was thinking of some form of hybrid with maybe a little bit of front suspension. Something fairly relaxed riding position wise rather than a full mtb geo.
Don’t really want to buy her a BSO but would like to keep it under 4-500 if possible.
Anyone got any recommendations? Or better still seem any deals / sale bikes? Would prefer new as I’m buying it while I’m in oz so can’t view etc.
Many Ta’sPosted 4 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Yep, I’d be looking at a Giant for this as well.
Marin certainly used to make some excellently framed ladies hybrids around that price bracket as well(Kentfield?), lovely light frames that ride really well, but am not totally sure what their distribution/stock status is like in the wake of leaving ATB.
So, have a good look at Giant. As above, the Escape range are excellent, comfy and well equipped.
For example;Posted 4 years ago
450GBP. Women’s geometry, and fully equipped.timmysSubscriber
Sounds like the kind of thing the Isla Bikes adult model is designed for;
No experience of them myself.Posted 4 years agopondoMember
+1 for the Escape, Mrs Pondo and her sister both have one, Mrs Pondo’s has done a few miles (Bristol-Bath-Bristol, and many miles on Il de Re and Il d’Oleron), fine for tow paths and Blue routes up Cannock and FoD. Comfy and does the job, unspectacular but reliable, mudguards and a rack – what more do you need? 🙂
Never really bought into suspension on a hybrid. Nor disks, really.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for the pointers I’ll have a look at the Giants and Specs of this world.
I was only thinking of some front forks to give her a bit of an easier ride as she top side of 60 and has had shoulder and elbow issues before.
Probably looking for a not quite completely step through model.
Have seen a Whyte Malvern at £500 down from 650 which looks pretty good but not sure if it might be bit too good for the use it’ll get!
I might be biased towards the Whyte as I just bought a Montpellier Fast Urban and its ace!Posted 4 years ago
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