Hybrid Bicycles - Wanting to upgrade.
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04-22-11, 01:13 PM
:crash:i have a '10 model novara forza for my first bike
:twitchy:All i have changed is the tires. the bike is completely original and it takes me where ever i wanna go on any path...
But after a year i've been wanting some thing with better hill climbing ability and more speed.:lol: plus
i havent done any window shopping but i have seen some of the cannon dale quick series and trek fx on these forums and online. my budget is around $500-800 max
What more advanced hybrids are out there?
04-22-11, 04:03 PM
I doubt any of the other bike mentioned will climb a hill any better than the Forza....... I personally would not spend $500-$800 cause you will not be getting a whole lot more than you already have.
04-22-11, 04:15 PM
For that money, I'd say troll the used market, but then I say that for just about any level of money short of a couple grand (and my bike is a $100 CL find I put a couple of hundred worth of upgrades into). That's just because I know I'm going to want to upgrade again from whatever I get, and buying used doesn't have the the depreciation problems you get with new when you sell to buy your next ride.
04-22-11, 08:01 PM
Swap out the adjustable stem for a regular stem, saves weight. New fork is a suspension corrected fork in aluminum or carbon also weight saving, like a Trek fx style bike would have. Then to the wheels for better hubs and rims for better performance.
04-22-11, 08:08 PM
those other bikes havea couple more gears so i thoguht hills would be easier. i guess i just have to train harder =(
would the carbon fork swap be cheaper than a new wheelset?
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