I'm just curious as to the types of bikes that forum readers use as their primary commuter.
Here are the choices:
1. Road bike: light frame; 3-6lbs, limited braze-ons, max tire capacity 32c or narrower. Includes flat bar roadies & fixed gear.
2. Touring/cross bike: medium-weight to heavy frame 5-9lbs, max tire capacity 37c or narrower, lots of braze ons. Flat bar/drops/trekking bar. Geared or fixed.
3. Hard-tail MTB: Includes hybrids i.e. Trek FX series, Kona Dew, "commuter" bikes based on MTB framesets
4. Dual suspension MTB
5. Other (explain)
OK, I know these categories aren't going to work for everyone, but bear with me. The bike market is getting so splintered and nitche oriented it's hard to classify bikes.
Hybrids = Hardtail MTBs. The frames are basically MTB frames, with some smaller tires and commuter-friendly parts.
Some cross bikes have limited braze-ons and a really light frame, and should probably be considered road bikes for this poll.
Some road bikes (i.e. many in the Jamis line) come with lots of braze ons, but have a light frame, so they are 'road bikes" for purposes of this poll.
And sorry I left off recumbants. That was an oversight. Maybe a mod can fix the poll?