Hi, I’ve just read the excellent Sinnis Shuttle review on these forums and it almost describes my situation. I’m 43, can’t drive, and I’m tired of catching the bus to and from work. It is only a five mile or so journey, but the Arriva service is very erratic and I can spend ages waiting, and there are occasions when I wish to start early and so I walk instead.
So, here I am now, looking at bikes and scooters. I’m a little bit scared to be honest, only ever owned an Yahama RDLC-125 for a year or so when I was 18. Hopefully the CBT will give me the confidence I need to hit the roads though. Then I just need to know what to get once I’ve completed the CBT.
Initially I was looking at a retro looking design like the Boatian Monza or AJS Modena thinking that I’d look better on one of those as around here at least, all the sporty ones seem to be owned by 17 year olds making me feel a little self-conscious. I’m not that keen on those models though, plus I shouldn’t be worrying too much about what other people think as long as whatever I have suits my needs. So I’m now down to three models I actually do quite like the look of. The Sinnis Matrix 2 125 mostly appeals at the moment as I read it is practically a Peugeot Sum Up and so I assume quite robust as these things go, and the Sinnis Shuttle.
Cosmetically I can’t really choose between them. The Shuttle is a fair bit cheaper, is the Matrix worth the extra?
I have one more potential pitfall too. I have four steps up to my house. How easy with a plank or ramp will it be getting one of these up and down? I daren’t leave it in the street.
- This topic was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by Stejay.
I would say shuttle all the way!
The matrix is a little bit bigger and to be honest that doesn’t really add anything to the ride imo.
You should’t worry about Sinnis bikes being solid or good quality, most low-end “big label” bikes are just Sinnises underneath anyway, and guys like Mike or Anthony from Sinnis have been to Mongolia, Germany and back on jjust Sinnis bikes!
The shuttle is a bit lighter and will help with the steps (you shouldn’t have too much of an issue if the steps are regular-sized just pushing the bike up)
Hope that cleared some things up!
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