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edmu
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PostPosted: 09:48 - 15 Jun 2020    Post subject: New bike advice please Reply with quote

Hi everyone

New to the forum and hoping your experience can help with a bit of advice please.

Iím looking to purchase a hybrid bike flat bar for general use and to hopefully discover a great hobby.

Iíve narrowed my choices to the following and was hoping if if anyone can help me decide. Iím aware a lot of models are out of stock but Iím prepared to wait.

Orbea Carpe 40 - blue red white. Bold colours. £450ish Iíve actually ordered this though not available on cycle scheme. Itís got a while to ship so have time to cancel. I ordered as was last in stock but now Iíve started to (and enjoyed) researching different bikes and specs Iím wondering whether there are better options and I should buy a bike from a vendor where cyclescheme is allowed and save around £230
https://www.orbea.com/gb-en/bicycles/urban/carpe/cat/carpe-40

Orbea vector 30 in green. £639. Better groupset and fork than the carpe. https://www.orbea.com/gb-en/bicycles/urban/vector/cat/vector-30

Triban rc500 flat bar. £549. Have read brilliant reviews but some bad things about wheels and changes. But is the sora groupset streets ahead?
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc500-flat-bar-disc-road-bike-sora-id_8554412.html


Many thanks
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thx1138
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PostPosted: 00:55 - 19 Jun 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

my hybrid is a Trek Dual Sport 2
https://www.trekbikes.com/gb/en_GB/bikes/hybrid-bikes/dual-sport-bikes/dual-sport/dual-sport-2/p/23067/

I have roadie, fixie, mountain bike, but my hybrid is the one I like riding the most.
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Irezumi
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PostPosted: 22:48 - 02 Jul 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get the Triban. The extra gears would be noticeable if you tested them back to back, and the quality is better on Sora. The carbon fork should be a bit nicer than the cheap steel or ally on the Orbea's and the ability to fit tubeless to the Triban is an extra bonus.
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