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Old 12-01-03, 11:55 AM   #1
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New bike help

I looking to buy a new bike. I am currently riding an 1980's Nishiki road bike and would like to upgrade my ride.
I am having trouble deciding on what type of bike to buy, road or hybrid cross.
I like to ride 8-10 miles a day, in city and then on weekends, go on longer rides of 30-60 miles. I live in Seattle, and there are a lot of hills.
I would like a triple crank, and decent components.
Anu help would be great.
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Old 12-01-03, 12:08 PM   #2
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If you are not planning on doing any racing look at the touring bikes for comfort and speed.
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Old 12-01-03, 12:35 PM   #3
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When you say hybrid cross, do you mean a hybrid bike, or a cyclo-cross one. CX bikes are thouroughbred, built for racing off-road, but are excellent as general purpose bikes.
A CX, touring , or light-touring bike would all do the job. The performance differences are mainly due to tyre choice.
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I'd get a road bike with no less than 105 level components. The cyclocross idea seems like a good idea if you route takes you over some rough roads or even unpaved roads. Cyclocross bikes are more rugged and a good choice for a MIX of conditions.

My favorite is a Jake the Snake from Kona. However, there are many available now. Check out Redline, LeMond, K2 and Iron Horse to name just a few.

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If I can only own one bike, it'll be a CX bike.
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Old 12-01-03, 04:52 PM   #6
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When you say hybrid cross, do you mean a hybrid bike, or a cyclo-cross one. CX bikes are thouroughbred, built for racing off-road, but are excellent as general purpose bikes.
A CX, touring , or light-touring bike would all do the job. The performance differences are mainly due to tyre choice.
On the hybrid, I was looking at the Fuji Royale. On the road bikes, I have looked at the Giant ocr1, Jamis Ventura and The Fuji Roubaix.
I don't plan on racing. Would like to keep the price under $1000.00
I am big guy, 6.2 235.
There are plenty of sales going on in my area, but most of the bikes on sale are not in my size. I was ready to buy the Roubaix, but no go on my size.
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hey smardie if you wanna get rid of that nishiki there's a beginnign rider here on a limited budget
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