I think I first need to find a good local dealer, sound familiar?
Then I need to understand what spec I need for my own needs/budget (also familiar…).
I want a light bike, but how light is light? 13kg? 15kg? Less?
I want disk brakes, but other than that I know not.
Do I need to think about an aluminium/carbon frame/forks?
What make/model of things like gears… How many gears?
I aim to use the bike for about 5 - 7 hours per week, party on the road and partly on light terrain, like the local country park.
I will need a helmet, I like the idea of being able to attach a camera, Go Pro?
I have Thule roof rails for my car, so I am good for distance too.
Part of the problem is that I am not sure what the questions are, let alone the answers.
Budget, could go up to £700 or so, now I know I can get tax relief on my purchase