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What You Want in a Commuter Bike Buckinghamshire

In the following article, Joel Natale of Evans Cycles uncovers what to look for in a commuter bike. Read the following article for more information in choosnig the very best commuter bike for yourself.

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Milton Keynes

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Hilltop Swimming Club
01525 861281
22 Back Street
Bedford

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Lifestyles Health & Fitness Studio
01494 688111
Marlow Hill
High Wycombe

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01494 686642
Castle House
High Wycombe

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Milton Keynes

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01280 823423
Buckingham

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Physique Health & Fitness Studio
01494 722551
Bensheim Way
Amersham

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602 Marlborough Gate
Milton Keynes

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01442 248777
The Marlowes Centre
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01442 891385
58-59 High Street
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What You Want in a Commuter Bike

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Handlebars
Flat bars give you more stability, but drop bars give you better aerodynamics for longer commutes.

Forks
Minimise energy-dissipating suspension and go for carbon or an alloy that dampens road vibration.

Saddle
Make sure your hip bones are supported to keep your undercarriage healthy.

Wheels
Go for 700C wheels because they will roll well and eat up the mileage.

Tyres
'I had a puncture' is an excuse that wears thin quickly, so choose tyres with Kevlar reinforcement.

Drivetrain

The more gears you have the better maintained your bike needs to be, unless they are in a sealed hub.

Rims
Narrow rims make for less rolling resistance, but the better-known brands will tend to have the strength to take on potholes.

Pedals

You may have to buy your own, so bear in mind that some brands have more lateral movement – making them easier on the knees – than others.

To read Joel Natale's reviews of some of the latest crop of commuter bikes, click here.

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What you want in a commuter bike

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