Hybrid Bicycles - Help with new bikw purchase
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09-12-11, 08:00 PM
I am looking for a new bike. I own a Giant OCR-2 road bike that I purchased about 3 years ago, but now I am looking for a Hybrid/fitness bike for around $600 (+or-). Just starting to research the subject and would like to buy within the next few weeks. Prior to my OCR-2, I had a Trek 7100 (not sure about the model number, it's been awhile) and it was an "OK" ride. I'm sure things have changed in the last 3 or 4 years since I've done my original "research" for a bike. Any suggestions/comments?
09-12-11, 08:21 PM
Welcome to bike forums, Tom. What do you want to do on a hybrid/fitness bike that you can't do on your road bike? The answer will help us understand what you are looking for.
09-12-11, 08:41 PM
Hey there Mi77915,
You've got two choices the Jamis Coda Comp or the Fuji Absolute1
- Slim :)
09-13-11, 04:01 AM
I guess it comes down to a few things that I don't like about my road bike. The first thing is that I would like to ride on surfaces other then pavement. I would like to be able to to go "off-road" (gravel, or old 2 track trails) from time to time. The other thing is that riding a road bike, I am somewhat "hunched over" and over time, this hurts my back (previous back injury).
09-13-11, 06:26 AM
GT Traffic 3.0, Kona Smoke.
I could do a bunch of research but I think those bikes are cool.
edit: oops, I think the Smoke might be discontinued.
I highly recommend the Giant Escape. :)
09-15-11, 11:15 AM
I've been looking at the Trek DS 8.3 (Gary Fisher Collection), this bike seems to fit my requirements. Any comments on this bike? Of course, before I purchase any bike, I will go to my favorite bike shop and ride a few different one that seem to match the requirements that I am looking for.
09-17-11, 02:05 AM
If you want a suspension fork and disc brakes, that looks like a reasonable bike. I like the fact that it's 8 speed so if you ever want to change to friction shifting (like Falcon etc.), you can do so with the drivetrain that's already there without changing anything.
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