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comment Bicycle for 2 x 30mins commute
I too recommend considering a CX bike if you want to go faster. They are a great compromise between a road bike and a mountain bike. I got a RedLine Metro Classic, and I love it. It is steel, so it's durable and repairable if I have an unfortunate mishap, it has all the braze-ons I could hope for to mount racks, fenders, etc., a Shimano Tiagra drivetrain and levers (which are the bottom of the line I'd personally buy), and it's got disc brakes, which are great if you'll be riding in the rain. Also, I like drop bars because they allow me to change hand positions when I take it on longer rides.
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