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Which bicycle is better for commuting through London?

Old 10-13-19, 01:13 AM
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Which bicycle is better for commuting through London?

Which bicycle should I opt for between the two: Boardman 8.9 SLR Carbon Road Bike for £630 1yr old OR the Jamis Renegade Exile 2019 for £540 brand new? If anyone knows which would be a better option for a daily commute through London of around 18miles?

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The Boardman sounds fun to ride, takes fenders and 28mm tires. Do you need a rack? Do you think you might want wider tires for bad roads? Otherwise sounds reasonable. Jamis looks like a nice bike as well.
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Iíll probably add a rear wheel rack but other than that nothing else
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18 miles each way or 9 miles each way?
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Originally Posted by KayPiper View Post
Which bicycle should I opt for between the two: Boardman 8.9 SLR Carbon Road Bike for £630 1yr old OR the Jamis Renegade Exile 2019 for £540 brand new? If anyone knows which would be a better option for a daily commute through London of around 18miles?
The one thats safe to ride and most comfortable for you.
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Old 10-28-19, 04:10 AM
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If I was commuting in London I would doing it on a Brompton. This way I could easily use the Tub (subways) when needed.
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Old 10-28-19, 10:30 AM
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If I was commuting in London I would doing it on a Brompton. This way I could easily use the Tub (subways) when needed.
My head scratch about this has always been - if I were going to use a subway, why even bring a bicycle? Only if there were substantial distances before and after the subway portion, so it wouldn't make sense to lock up a cheap nasty bike with full size wheels at the station.

London also has the Boris bikes, like many other cities
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Old 10-29-19, 07:58 AM
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The Boardman for my money. The components will be of much higher quality, and although it's a year older probably still has more life in it!
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