10-20-02, 12:58 PM
I have been looking for another bike. My commuter is good, solid, and reliable, but I've been thinking about something faster and sportier for weekend fun rides. I've tried a couple of true road bikes with dropped bars, but my back just can't handle it:( So, I've been looking at hybrids. Most of what I've seen is not all that different than the Diamondback comfortbike I use as a commuter. This Marin however is very light wieght, has narrow road tires, high gearing, etc. and seems pretty well made. It is pretty pricy by my standards, about $800, but I can afford it if it is a decent product. Anybody out there own one or have an opinion about Marin bikes? I have no experience with them and would greatly appreciate any input you guys might have. Thanks!