Hello, I'm new to bikeforums, and a new bikeowner-to-be. Please help! =)
I'm looking to purchase a hybrid, safe to hit a bit harder terrain and of course on those local WestLA city streets too. Here are a few I personally test-rode and liked. Please give me your opinion, I value your thoughts. One main concern I do have is that I want a lighter bike with street tires (thinner) but am I able to change to a thicker tread on these bikes? I really don't like the weight of mtn bikes. I'm a lightweight to begin with, would love the swifter ride with comfort.
Any other models in equivalent to these? and for those super nice people out there.. any place that you recommend I can great deals/service to purchase my bike? I visited Supergo, Helen's Cycles in Santa Monica, pretty cool there.. any reputable online retailers?
The trek has pretty narrow chainstays...bigger tires wouldn't be an option. The cannondale has larger tires to begin with, ,I don't know much about this bike though...the Giant cypress, I actually ran into a guy today at walmart with one of these and he seemed to dig it. If you plan on hitting some dirt I would opt for the cannondale or giant...those trek hybrids look like a friggin' flatbar roadbike to me
thanks for the thread.. i know i'm not hitting any tough terrain, but just wanted some extra traction if i hit a dirt-type road vs the city road. hmmm...anything you can recommend to me while i'm making this purchase? what should i look for , etc?
considering that factor, you could potentially run a cyclocross 25C tire or something of that sort on the trek. If the bikeshops things you could run a cyclocross tire then the trek might be a good choice...I've seen em at the bike shop and think they look great and I've heard good things. The other 2 shouldn't have an issue with even mountain bike 1.75" tires...