Lightweight bikes

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  1. lorger

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    Hi we are wanting to get new bikes for 2 reasons on being the mountain bikes we have are useless for road and cycle tracks and the other is they weigh to much. We have been looking at hybrid bikes and folding bikes both coming in about the 13kg, can get lighter but dont want to spend loads and wondered if anyone could recommend a good lightweight bike around or under £300. We have had a look at the ridgeback speed and like the look of it and was nice and comfy.

    Cheers Gerry
     
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    Hi Gerry

    As an avid cyclist, my judgement is that the words 'good' and 'lightweight' aren't common descriptions used within your budget.

    The best advice I would give, whatever hybrid/commuter bike you choose, would be to not buy this year's model!

    There are several retailers specialising in last year's bikes at discount prices and then you might well get a good lightweight bike within your budget!:BigGrin:

    www.paulscycles.co.uk is our local and we saved a bomb in the past!

    other sites to check out would be wiggle.co.uk, chain reaction cycles, evan's cycles.

    Hope this helps.:Smile:
     
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    Hi thanks for your tips i should have said best bike i can get for my money lol. We liked the ridgeback speed and seems about the lightest 13kg we will get for our budget. Will keep an eye open for second hand one on ebay.

    Gerry
     
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    Buy 2nd hand

    I bought 2 old Raleighs with Reynolds tubing, lovely and light, and had them serviced and tweaked by local bike shop. I couldn't lift my hybrid on to the van's bike rack, but I can lift my Raleigh Misty on, no probs, and it's a lovely elegant bike. Plus, because our bikes are old, no-one wants to steal them!!! Winning all round...

    Good luck
     
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