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Old 04-01-07, 11:00 PM   #1
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hi guys , hello to every one reads my message , im just a new member here, i own mtb yukon giant , i ride my bike in both condition , road and light track ( some offroad ), and i plan to get another bike for me , as anthem giant is my next target , but my friend recommend me to get hybrid, which rolling faster , the question is, is that true that hybrid bike really faster enough compare to dual shock anthem or any other hardtail. and how many km / h roughly the difference of this 2 bike, with the same man power. thank you
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Old 04-01-07, 11:26 PM   #2
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If you plan to ride on the road, suspension does little except to use energy and add weight.

I routinely ride up hills that I see people pushing their full suspension mountain bikes up because their bikes are heavier, and the knobby tires are less efficient.

I ride a comfort bike (Giant Sedona) with semi-slicks and people on hybrids and road bikes easily ride faster than me.

If you are going to do some off-road and some on-road, and with 2 bikes you can go at least two different ways.

1) If your current bike is a hardtail, put slicks on it, and buy the full suspension bike to ride in the dirt.

2) Buy a hybrid for the road and keep your current bike for your off-road adventures.

It really depends on whether road or off-road is your preference, and how much you prefer it.
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Old 04-02-07, 07:22 AM   #3
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A hybrid bike will be faster. I think the weight difference will be minimal for speed, but the tire size is the key difference. I would put a narrow slick tire on your Yukon and get the Anthem, at least this will give you a few options for riding.

Make sure that you get the rear suspension set up properly on the Anthem. If the sag is not adjusted properly you will bob all over the place wasting energy. A good amount is 25% sag if you are riding in the city and doing single track off road. If you are doing more aggresive stuff you way want it at 30% sag.

Hope this helps
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Old 04-03-07, 06:07 AM   #4
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thanks alot little darwin , i will think about that advise , and make myself clear about my next decision
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Old 04-03-07, 06:29 AM   #5
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thanks again, now i'm using maxis overdrive 1.75 and i guess i love and enjoy the ride with this semi slik tire, and if any of you guys have to choose between anthem and trance, what will you choose ?
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Old 04-03-07, 07:46 AM   #6
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A hybrid will be faster than a full suspension MTB. A road bike will be faster than a hybrid. From what you describe, your current bike is already good for light (read: not overly-technical) trails, and if you're considering a hybrid you're not looking to upgrade to something more 'mountain-bike-y.' Why not get something to complement your current hardtail - get a roadie so you will have something for on-road and something for off-road.
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