Genesis Equilibrium 725
Genesis have long been producing great quality steel bikes and here at bike. we are big fans of the medium. Nothing feels as nice as a good steel frame. The Reynolds 725 tubing used on this bike has an amazing ride characteristic as it eats up all the vibrations of English roads. You might not win any races with this bike, but your commute would be fast and comfortable.
£445 will get you a frameset, or £1190 and up for a complete bike. This bike is happy on any ride where speed is needed and has mounts for mudguards and racks, making it a versatile bike.