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    Senior Member REDBEARD_WS's Avatar
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    hey guys i have a question about a friend (athena)

    my friend has been inspired by me getting back into the saddle and has really been looikng into bikes. i'm thinking she would be best off on a hybrid and our LBS is a specialized, felt, and cannondale dealer. so thats the brands we are looking at. what do you think of the Felt Verza path 2 vs the specialized expedition sport. She is 5'11 bout 370lbs. im thinking the 29er option would be more fun and better for long rides. she wants a 90% road and a bit of light trail usage

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    She would be better served without suspension, and with the 29er option for capacity. MHO

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    so yes to 29, no to suspension?

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    Maybe along the Café 24 line/type. Comes with 38s, addn't know if there is room for larger. Already has rack and fenders, so much cleaner.

    Or, the Vita line at Speciaized, although I'd like to see a 36 spoke rear at least.
    Last edited by Wanderer; 03-23-14 at 08:49 AM.

    "Retirement is the best job I ever had!" Me, 2009


    Specialized Crosstrail Sport - '08
    Nishiki Sport - misappropriated from my youngest son (circa 1984)
    Marin Stinson - misappropriated by my youngest grandson - '01
    "The Beast" - 1990 Schwinn Airdyne (in the basement for winter torture)

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