Advice for buying a women’s Hybrid Bike

Mary-ann
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Advice for buying a women’s Hybrid Bike

Postby Mary-ann » 15 May 2019, 2:39pm

Does anyone have a review of the Ridgeback Velocity Open Frame 2020? I need a small light weight from with lots of gears for a hilly town. Any advice from users on types and makes £500 top budget.Thanks

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TrevA
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Re: Advice for buying a women’s Hybrid Bike

Postby TrevA » 17 May 2019, 6:36pm

My wife has a Trek FX2 Stagger hybrid with disc brakes - £450 - it’s got 24 gears, though it’s no lightweight at 11.5 kilos. She likes it because of the brakes and upright riding position.

https://www.evanscycles.com/trek-fx-2-d ... e-EV340591

Doesn’t come with mudguards or a rack but they can be easily fitted.

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Re: Advice for buying a women’s Hybrid Bike

Postby pal » 17 May 2019, 9:43pm

I can't offer advice on the Ridgeback Velocity, sorry (though generally I'm a fan of Ridgeback bikes). But Cycle Surgery currently have some heavily discounted small & extra-small Marin Fairfaxes: pretty light (aluminium frame and fork, so the ride is a little bit bumpy, but not unbearably so); good brakes; plenty of gears (and the bottom gear, I think, is a little bit lower than the Ridgeback's). (I got it as my around-town bike for cycling in Durham, and it's just the thing for going up -- and down! -- the hills here). https://www.cyclesurgery.com/p/marin-fa ... 14220.html