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    I would recommend riding one if you can before you buy. Decathlon, Evans etc are worth visiting. Online Chain Reaction and Wiggle have some bargains particularly if you need an unusual size. There's no reason to buy a 'womens' style bike, unless you wear a lot of long skirts and straw hats!

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    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...c031938#select
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    Go for the widest, softest gel saddle you can get. There are some really padded ones out there! Also I would consider padded shorts too - trust me, you have no idea how much pain you will be in after a few miles if you don't get the saddle at least! Good luck though
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Extra-Thick-.../dp/B004F71GYS
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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Go for the widest, softest gel saddle you can get. There are some really padded ones out there! Also I would consider padded shorts too - trust me, you have no idea how much pain you will be in after a few miles if you don't get the saddle at least! Good luck though
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Extra-Thick-.../dp/B004F71GYS
    Ooo not sure about that. Soft saddles are comfortable at first, and for short rides they're fine. But during a long ride a lot of heat and friction builds up as there is so much deformation inherent in a soft saddle. I do 2,500 - 3,000 miles a year on a hard saddle, but that takes some getting used to. In the long run a hard saddle is best, but that's just my advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obiwan View Post
    I would recommend riding one if you can before you buy. ....
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    There's no reason to buy a 'womens' style bike, unless you wear a lot of long skirts and straw hats!
    Good advice. I normally would suggest a local independent bike shop, but don't overlook the current promotion at Halfords on their Subway bikes, currently at £279.99.
    Halfords | Carrera Subway Hybrid Bike 2011/2012 - Medium 18"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mats View Post
    +1 for mudguards and a rack. Front suspension on a road bike tends to be extra weight to push around for no real benefit.
    Very true. Also, cheap suspension forks will become ineffective when they age. For urban or light trail riding, you just don't need them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    Ooo not sure about that. Soft saddles are comfortable at first, and for short rides they're fine. But during a long ride a lot of heat and friction builds up as there is so much deformation inherent in a soft saddle. I do 2,500 - 3,000 miles a year on a hard saddle, but that takes some getting used to. In the long run a hard saddle is best, but that's just my advice.
    Um..you're a bloke - heat and friction in different places, I think .....

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    I'd agree with above - avoid suspension unless you're doing a lot of off road. Same for tyres, try for as thin a slick as possible. The less tread the better. On the subject of seats, nothing (and I really do mean nothing) beats a proper Brooks Leather saddle. Expensive, but well worth it if you've got the time to break it in. Failing that for long bike ride avoid soft gel seats, and never use them gel seat covers. Trust me, regardless of gender, the gel will just star moving around and it will get very uncomfortable very quickly. Proper hard saddles are designed specifically to take the weight of your sit bones comfortably.

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    Get padded shorts, hard seat and break your rear end in, just like a new pair of walking boots. Once brocken in you'll be fine. Sudacrem (sp) is good for after ride treatment

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Um..you're a bloke - heat and friction in different places, I think .....
    Bollocks!

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    Ah yes, hard / soft saddles. Soft may seem best, but the padding tends to bunch up away from where the pressure is (sit bones) is and press on the softer tissues, making the situation worse. Too much padding is a bad thing.

    As for wide saddles, just one word. Chafing.

    Your backside will get used to it, just build the distances up steadily. You only need to do this once ime.

    PS Brooks saddles rock. I'd have more if it wasn't for their trouser staining abilities.

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