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Old 01-19-08, 08:05 PM   #1
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Hi everyone !

I just start biking 3 month ago and decide to buy a better bike on next week.OK I was looking for a hybrid with the front suspension and disk brakes ONLY because my weight is 275lbs and I'm riding on hills as well(see my username).
After few days researching I end up with 3 bikes:

1) Specialized Crosstrail Expert $850 mechanical-disc


2) GT Transeo 2.0. $600 hydraulic - disk


They are almost in the same range except brakes system and I trust hydraulic brakes more.
So please If anyone has experience with either one above to say anything I'll appreciate for any advice .
Thanks to everyone!
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Old 01-20-08, 07:32 AM   #2
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Hi everyone !

I just start biking 3 month ago and decide to buy a better bike on next week.OK I was looking for a hybrid with the front suspension and disk brakes ONLY because my weight is 275lbs and I'm riding on hills as well(see my username).
After few days researching I end up with 3 bikes:

[ They are almost in the same range except brakes system and I trust hydraulic brakes more.
So please If anyone has experience with either one above to say anything I'll appreciate for any advice .
Thanks to everyone!
At 275 I would look at a rigid fork bike in this range. The suspension fork will only be a cheap one at best and will struggle to take your weight. Disc brakes are fine and a cheap hydraulic one will only be as good as a good cable operated one so take your choice.There is nothing wrtong with a good set of V.Brakes- or bad sets for that matter.(And they are cheaper)

Won't say these bikes are no good as I haven't ridden them but for the money- I would look at the Specialised Sirrus range. Now that is a Hybrid bike that does work and many have been surprised at how good it is.
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