Everything tagged with hybrid

Discussion: Looking to BUY a second hand ladies hybrid bike

Hiya   I am looking to buy my partnet a good quality  second hand ladies hybrid bike, she is 5 10". I am looking to buy now up until early january as its her birthday. budget it around £200   please get in touch if you h...

Blog post: PINNACLE Neon One, £399.99, www.evanscycles.co.uk

The Neon range has three models and the One we tested also comes in a women-specific version, which includes a lower top-tube, shorter cranks and stem and fetching ‘deep purple’ paintwork. All Neons have the same style of aluminium ...

Blog post: RIDGEBACK Flight 02, £750, www.ridegeback.co.uk

The Flight possesses the kind of understated looks that are unlikely to attract bags of attention from passers-by. However this is a well-specified bike with everything a typical rider would want for commuter or leisure outings. The lightweight...

Blog post: ON-ONE Pompetamine, £1200, www.on-one.co.uk

As one of this British firm’s most popular bikes, the Pompetamine comes with an enticing spec that comprises steel frame and fork, 11-speed Shimano hub-gears, and hydraulic disc brakes. We tested a small size, and experienced occasional t...

Blog post: PASHLEY Poppy, £435, www.pashley.co.uk

This is another British-built, ‘Dutch-style’ cruiser that's made with a well-finished, traditionally lugged steel frame. The Poppy uses Sturmey Archer hubs brakes and three-speed hub gear (operated by trigger shifter), both of...

Blog post: CHARGE Lazy Susan, £499, www.chargebikes.com

Charge has made a strong impact in recent years with its Plug singlespeed and Tap eight-speed hybrid among others – however, many urbanites rate this as the primo ‘bike named after kitchen fitting’. A ‘Dutch bike with ...

Blog post: AZOR Carolina, £499, www.dutchbike.co.uk

The Carolina is about as trad-Dutch as they come. Black is the default option (gloss or matt), with other colours by special arrangement only. It features all the hallmarks of a classic ‘Dutch bike’, from the hefty steel ...

Blog post: GLOBE Haul 01, £500, www.globebikes.com

For some this bike will be love at first sight; others will be more circumspect. Is it form over function? Does the integrated rack add too much weight? How can large loads be secured practically? How is it to ride?  Globe has certa...

Blog post: NORCO VFR Disc 2009, £600, www.norco.com

There's a touch of the boy racer about the gloss finish and red go-faster stripes on our review sample, even though the lines are clean enough and black is at least the most understated colour Norco could have chosen. The spec comprises alumini...

Blog post: TREK Soho, £750, www.trekbikes.co.uk

  Beneath its sleek, battleship-grey exterior the Soho hides a battery of new technologies. It uses a carbon-composite belt rather than a regular chain (like the District we tested in the last issue) which is both quieter and requires...

Blog post: MARIN Toscana, £999, www.marinbikes.co.uk

  With its esteemed mtb heritage, it's no surprise Marin has come up with a versatile two-bike platform squarely aimed at commuting and light trail-riding duties. Unlike the others here, the Toscana's made from aluminium — triple-but...

Blog post: KONA Honky Inc 2011, £1199, www.konaworlduk.com

  A long-time member of the Kona stable, the now revised Honky Inc includes trademark touches like compact geometry and sloping top-tube. This makes for a riding position that’s spot on for city commuting and relaxed enough for longe...

Blog post: JAMIS Bosanova, £700, www.jamisbikes.com

  US brand Jamis has been dormant in the UK for a while, but in its day was known for good-value mountain bikes. The new Bosanova is aimed at urban/touring riders, and it’s a well-judged product that's attracted its share of admiring...

Blog post: GENESIS Day01 Alfine, £999.99, www.genesisbikes.co.uk

  In 2010, we tested the Alfine-equipped Genesis i0iD and loved it — and this bike takes it’s all-round rideability credentials from both that and the similarly set-up Croix de Fer on which Vin Cox set his round-the-world ...

Blog post: RALEIGH Urban 2, £299, www.raleigh.co.uk

The Urban 2 is something of a mixed bag. Built for comfort not speed, it’s stable and sedate over short distances, but too cumbersome for lengthy commutes. In many ways it crosses into city-cum-cargo bike territory (see next issue). It&rs...