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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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If you plan on doing mostly road or dirt riding, used to race BMX and weigh 262lbs, I'd suggest you have a look at some 29ers in the $1,100 to $2,000 price range. At that level you'll get decent disc brakes and a suspension fork that isn't disposable, has a lockout and has rebuild kits available for servicing. You'll also get a frame thats stronger than anything you'll find on any hybrid. The frame clearance will let you run anything from skinny road tires (although I don't know why you'd want to) to medium slicks for light touring or general use to wide slicks for urban assault to full 29'er off road tires for playing in the mud.
As a second option a Giant Seek 1or 2 comes close in a rigid hybrid design and a much smaller price tag.
Last edited by Burton; 05-16-12 at 05:00 AM.