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    Hey all,

    Due to the massive hike (or rather, lack of discount) in the systemOne tickets this year (they went from £360 to over £1,100!) I'm looking to instead take up cycling, get a little healthier, and save some money in the process.

    I already lift five days a week and do cardio, so the ~10 mile daily ride won't phase me after the first few days (I hope). That said, is it a road bike I should be looking at? My journey will be almost completely flat road for the duration, save one or two slight inclines/declines along the way.

    I've never been on a road bike before, if that makes a difference; but I used to cycle on mountain, crossover, and BMX bikes all the time.

    Also, what kind of lock setup should I be looking at? A chap I know who is well up on his cycling told me I should be looking into both a D-lock and a cable lock. What do you think?

    Many thanks!
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    Have a look at cyclocross bikes. Basically a road bike with slightly knobbly tyres and bigger clearance. You can switch tyres to skinnies during the summer for a roadie experience. For locks, most people recommend a D lock and you can get a cable to wrap around as well. Don't go for a cheap option on this!!

    Look at hybrids as well. If you don't need the performance of a road bike they'll be more comfortable.

    And regarding locks, you should be looking to spend 10% of the bike's value on your lock. Trust me, it's worth it. I live in Manchester and I've had a bike nicked.
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