Hybrid Bicycles - New Looking for a Hybrid
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07-19-11, 12:09 AM
Im new and i havent owned a bike since i was a kid. Im looking for a hybrid since ill be riding mostly on pavements and sometimes on trails. I need some help trying to find a bike. My budget is below $700. I dont know which brand and which model I should be looking at. Any recommendations would be nice. Looking for a bike with front suspension.
would love a bad boy solo headshock but its out of my price range.
im looking at:
gary fisher kaitai
specialized crosstrail sport
07-19-11, 07:54 AM
The disc brakes and the shocks add weight and cost. If the trails you plan to ride are pretty smooth then your money might be better spent on a bike without. If the trails are rocky, with jumps and roots etc. then maybe you should look at a mountain bike with an extra set of street tires.
I recently picked up a scott sportster 30 and I love it. their website says its 28lbs I havn't weighed it to get the actual weight so its definatly heavier than a road bike if you ride alot of pavement. I ride mostly pavement and I keep my forks locked for most of it, however, some of the local trails I ride are dirt and I could not imagine not having front suspension. I know scott makes hybrids with and without disc brakes, but coming from moutain bikes I really wanted disc. http://www.scott-sports.com/us_en/product/10058/55809/218070
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