I am an armature cyclist started cycling with a normal bicycle in November-2015. Now I am planning to go for a good bicycle which can help me to cover long distances over 200 KMs. My preference is a Hybrid Bike of around 40 thousand budget.
My selections preference-wise are:
1. TREK 8.3 DS
2. Giant Roam 2
3. Giant Roam 3
4. Scott relevant model.
Can any one please suggest which is the best buy for a sub-40K budget? And whay size should I buy? Will a 29 inch wheel option suit me?
My height is 5'5" - 5'6" and weight is around 75KG. Age around 38 years.
Also, I dont know much technical aspects about cycling and need this for daily commuting as well as for fitness.
Your suggestions are awaited.
Thank you Aaron! The most technical aspect which is beyond my knowledge is can I get a 29 inch wheel option with a small or medium frame? Secondly, I am confused with the two brands now, TREK or Giant. All reviews suggest both are good brands. But, which is better for Indian road conditions. Also could you please suggest, if a Hydrolic Disc Brake or a Mechanical one?? Of course Hydrolic one would have been better as far as functionality is concerned. But for maintenance and prolonged use? Which one should I go for?
Sure, this information will help me a lot. I will keep checking for the available options in this range. Yes, I am looking for a bike with front suspension and lockout features, so that this can help me in driving over terrains as well as on smooth pavements. Thank you once again.
Finally going for a Giant Roam 2 2016 model.. Thank you Aaron for your suggestions.
Thank you Harikesh! Yes, I too ride around 200-250kms a week with my present bicycle. And I got your point for the size measurement. This will help me in deciding one. I am trying online search, but the features are so technical that they are beyond my understanding :) . However, I still await a decision on whether to go for TREK or Giant.