Bike: Classic Hybrid Alfine
Usage: Commuting and touring
I was looking for a stylish but practical bike for commuting and for longer more relaxing rides into the surrounding countryside. Matt talked through what I was after and put together a great bike for my needs. The Brooks saddle is very comfortable, as are the leather grips. The Alfine hub gears fit in with the neat look of the bike, give a great range for the hills, and for day to day commuting are much easier to keep clean than a dérailleur and cassette, especially when paired with mudguards.