There is a new (for 08) Giant "hybrid/commuter" bike called a Tran Sport LX. It has a black tubular rack on the back AND front with a headlight/taillight. The racks expand out by folding them up.
I have only seen this bike on paper and am interested but no dealers have them in stock (can't even order them). Has anyone seen one in person?
I would use it for commuting to replace my Giant Cypress hybrid.
I have never seen the type of handlebar it has, a "trekking" handlebar....is this handlebar condusive to hybrid style riding?
Also, is loading up a rack in the front or back going to make the bike too "top-heavy"? (laptop, small cooler, etc.)