I want to buy a cycle for my daily office commute in Andheri East's pothole rich road for about 5km and some long weekend ride. I am confused betweek Hybrid cycles like TRek FX 7.1 & Schwinn Searcher vs the famous Trek 3500. Also Schwinn Sporterra and Searcher which is better and on whom I can rely on for riding in Mumbai's road. Please help me with your expert views. My budget is from 14k - 20k. Also suggest me some good shops in Mumbai which can give me some experts input about the frame size and preferable let me take a test ride.
I am using Shwinn Searcher to commute to my office which is ~10 km one side and go for long rides during weekends ~25-30 km. Searcher is better then Sporterra, and I enjoy my ride.
Hybrid bikes do not have very effective Shocks, if you are going to ride on very rough roads you can consider Fire-Fox Target as well.
BTW I stay at Bhandup west and ride on EE highway or Pawoi during weekends
The Schwinn Sporterra & Searcher are amazing bikes. If your daily commute to work is riddled with potholes, we suggest you check out the Schwinn 2011 Searcher. With it being a light bike accompanied with chock absorbers, you will have a comfortable ride. At around Rs. 17,000/-, it fits your budget fine too!
The Sporterra Sport 2012 is a slick bike too. If the road to work is not overly plagued with potholes, you might want to check it out. It's priced at Rs. 20,450/- .
If you're interested, we'd love to hear from you and will ship the bikes to your location if they're unavailable at your nearest cycle store. Do get in touch with us over Facebook: www.facebook.com/trackandtrail .
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Go for Schwinn Sporterra.
Value for money, good components.