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    I'm planning on getting a bicycle for my daily commute to work which would be around 30-35km to and fro. Roads are pretty good with small stretch of about 1km with potholes. I've shortlisted couple of bikes in my budget
    1. Mach city munich 21s
    2. Montra downtown (2018)
    3. Roadeo fugitive 29er.
    I want a bike that won't rattle when big vehicles passes besides because most of the road is highway and the bike should also be able to accelerate quickly.
    I'm 5.7" weighing 90(over weight). And my budget for cycle is of 15k. Also please share some good bikes in this budget preferably hybrids. Montra downtown 2018 is already crossing budget with few necessary accessories like mudguards, bottle cage and saddle bag/carrier.
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    Default Re: need help in buying new bicycle

    Thread approved.

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    Default Re: need help in buying new bicycle

    I'll suggest you go for montra downtown.....the build quality is amazing

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    Default Re: need help in buying new bicycle

    I sense you have already done enough research on hybrid cycles. Go ahead and buy the one you liked the most. Budget overrun of 500-2k with accessories should be fine as you need a the cycle for 30-35kms on a daily basis.

    Just go for it and enjoy your ride👍. I bet you won't regret with any decent bicycle once you start riding. ☺️

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    Default Re: need help in buying new bicycle

    Returning after a long time since my last query..just wanted to make sure rains are over when I get my cycle.. but now after looking at the condition of roads on my daily route I'm not so sure about getting a hybrid cycle. So scratched the hybrids from the list and now narrowed it down to 4 cycles under Rs.12k/-.
    Roadeo hank/fugitive 27.5/29er (mild steel frame)
    Hero Octane Springbok 27.5 (alloy)
    Hero Octane Caspian 29er (alloy)
    and around 1.5k expensive
    Hero sprint pro reaction 650b (alloy) similar to springbok only addition is suspension lock out feature.
    I'm considering Springbok let me know your thoughts.
    Will be visiting few shops this Sunday to get the feel of these bike.

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    Default Re: need help in buying new bicycle

    Any hybrid with rigid fork will do the trick. Consider cheap 8 speed over 7 speed. Google the freewheel and freehub thing.

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    Hybrids are just enough for your intended use. Stay away from cheap suspension forks and mtb will be overkill imo.

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    Default Re: need help in buying new bicycle

    Quote Originally Posted by avhad sitaram View Post
    Hybrids are just enough for your intended use. Stay away from cheap suspension forks and mtb will be overkill imo.
    but can hybrids wheels take care of my weight on broken (potholes) road.. if yes pls suggest me some in range of 12k.
    How is hero zephyr 7s in comparison to mach city munich 21? and can I upgrade 700x35c to something wider than 35c on stock rims.

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    If i were you ..i will save some more and go for a descent hybrid in the range of 18 to 20k .
    Imo Hybrid or even roadbike can take your weight easily but for that you need to select one good quality frame and wheels.
    Mtb looks more like a macho but when comes to daily commuting nothing can beat hybrid. Do your own research on net , if you are going for a cheap heavy model you will need to upgrade sooner.

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    Default Re: need help in buying new bicycle

    I would suggest to check hybrids from brands like specialized, trek, Scott, Merida etc. They will be but expensive but build quality will be far far better than hero or montra. Feel free to ask any query I can help as I am into cycling. I have 1-mtb and 1-riad bike.

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