Hybrid Bicycles - Need recommendations for a new bike
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03-01-12, 07:30 PM
I am looking for a good hybrid bike where I can sit comfortable in an upright position. There are so many good bikes available that I don't know good and bad of the various options. I have been looking at the Trek 7300 and 7500, Fuji Sunfire 1 and Absolute 1, Specialized Sirrius Elite, and a Janis Coda. Are there other bikes I should be considering? I would like to say in the $500 range if possible. The Fuji Sunfire has hydraulic brakes. Are they any good and are the worth it? What type of equipment should I have. I am 59 and a recreational rider. I anticipate riding mostly paved road and some dirt trails.
03-01-12, 07:52 PM
:welcome To Bike Forums, Northlong!
If you are considering the Sirrus and Coda, might as well have a look at the Giant Escape, KHS Urban Xpress,... stay away from the suspended forks. And unless you plan on riding in wet/muddy conditions a lot, you really don't need disc brakes.
03-02-12, 11:53 AM
Why don't you recommend a suspension fork?
03-02-12, 11:59 AM
I recommend a 2011 Trek 7.2 FX. The 35 cm tires are decent, if you decide to venture into some dirt roads. Suspension forks makes the bike heavy. Which will slow you down a bit. I wouldn't get a bike with suspension forks, unless most of your rides are going to be off roads.
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