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Advice on a bike for a new cyclist - Triban RC120 or Trek Dual Sport 2
#1
Hi everyone,

I was hoping I could ask for some advice. I am looking at getting a new bike for commuting , not that far, but I will hopefully ride more recreationally. I am very much a beginner cyclist, and am torn between the Decathlon Triban RC120: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/rc-120-disc-road-bike-blue-microshift/_/R-p-308064?mc=8554265
and the Trek Dual Sport 2: https://www.trekbikes.com/gb/en_GB/bikes/hybrid-bikes/dual-sport-bikes/dual-sport/dual-sport-2/p/32889/



Obviously, they are very different bikes, and I know I need to decide how much on/off road cycling I want to do recreationally, but if that was a wash, what would you suggest? the Triban is about £100 cheaper which isn't something I can entirely ignore, but I would have to order it online so there is less accountability if there is an issue. I was also looking at the specialised Sirrus x2, but they apparently have chain issues.



Thanks very much!
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#2
I personally like GT bikes a lot.

I would recommend a GT Transeo for your needs.

If you wanted to try something sassy though, check out a 29" BMX bike like GT Street Performer or Black Ops SpecOp-29.
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#3
Depend on riding purpose I think. If you are more for city commute, I think Trek is better.
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#4
I'd go with Trek. It's more versatile which is especially handy for a beginner. Regarding road bikes, I have a stance that you have to invest more $ to truly enjoy one. Those cheap road bikes ... are usually cheap, uncomfortable for longer rides, etc.
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#5
(09-23-2021, 04:27 PM)Hullian Wrote:  I was also looking at the specialised Sirrus x2, but they apparently have chain issues.

Another vote for Trek.
Can you please specify the chain issue with Specialized Sirrus? Just curious
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