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24th January 2011
We recommend taking the back doubles, canal paths and rough roads for a quieter commute if you can manage it. Which is better for the job; hybrid or mountain bike?
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“In photos there is a strange elegance about the Sirrus’s geometry,” says Matt Lamy on the Specialized mid-range leisure commuter.
So, is the Vitus mountain bike or the Specialized hybrid more suitable for commuting? The answer won’t be a surprise but our suggestion might be.
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12th November 2010
Cross bikes have become the natural choice for many as a winter commuter or training bike; their appeal is in their versatility. Derri Dunn tests three cross bikes from Kona, Specialized & Genesis.
“Evidently, this is very much the racer of the bunch. If you wanted to use it as a commuting and training bike, with a set of slick tyres it’ll certainly hold its own amongst the roadies, but there are few concessions to long-distance comfort.”
“The design brief seems mostly to be about producing one bike which can do it all, for those of us who can only afford to own a single steed, but don’t want to be stuck with just one type of cycling.”
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It’s the season for maximum activity on the bike launch front. Matt Lamy previews 2011 new range offerings from Trek, Charge, Focus, Felt, Pace & Specialized.
1st May 2010
Built around an A1 aluminium compact frame although for a £50 surcharge you could get yourself a far more retro, classic track-frame-shaped steel model.