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    Help with finding a hybrid for my friend

    I'm at a loss to find a lightweight high performance hybrid that has disc brakes, carbon frame and does NOT have bland colors (black,gray,darthvader)

    I'm trying to find something in bright yellow, bright orange, baby blue, 'optimistic white' .... or something like that.

    I'm trying to be below 20lbs total weight.

    Size would be for someone 5'10" (female) - usually she fits large frame or larger medium frame because she has long legs.

    Someone please help me out because I'm obviously not looking in the right places :-)

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    How about the Liv (Giant) Thrive CoMax 2?

    EDIT: I see Grey beat me to it.

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    Yeah, problem is everyone (almost !) is into black !
    Personally I like brighter colours, and I'm a guy
    Plus the brighter the colour, the quicker drivers will see you.

    Carbon hybrids, Specialized has the Vita carbon series with 3 versions: Elite Comp, Expert
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    This is a mistake IMO, going by what can be straddled. Long legs means short torso, which means the longer top tube of a larger size is the opposite of what you want. Unless her arms are freakishly long, youre better off with a smaller frame. The main issue for long legged riders is getting the bars high enough due to the shorter headtube, which seems to be less of an issue these days with headtubes getting jacked up. Brands like Spesh and G are making "compact slope up" frames which have very tall headtubes.

    Im 5-10 with long legs and can straddle some very large frames but the sizes I run are a smallish 17"/54cm for mtb/road. Beginners also tend to gravitate to one size larger frames so be wary of this.

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    Thanks Grey. The Vita Comp Carbon I noticed a few hours before your post. Actually it is on my list of considerations. I'm not sure about the teal color with the white but I will check with her on that ;-)

    The Thrive CoMax I was not aware of. I will research that bike further.

    Thanks guys. Keep the suggestions coming. I was almost thinking taking Santa Cruz Stigmata frame and building a hybrid from there but the cost for the frame alone is just too much.

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    She has long arms. Her other bikes are all fitted on larger frames and she likes the geometry. She has a fat bike, electric bike and a belt drive hybrid but she wants to go to chain hybrid as she doesn't like doing flat repair on the belt drive when she is out riding by herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PedalingWalrus View Post
    She has long arms. Her other bikes are all fitted on larger frames and she likes the geometry. She has a fat bike, electric bike and a belt drive hybrid but she wants to go to chain hybrid as she doesn't like doing flat repair on the belt drive when she is out riding by herself.
    Just pointing out that long legs = large frame is not the best way to size a frame.

    If fixing the flat is the major issue, perhaps a tubeless conversion would be cheaper and more to the point? Tubeless setups are generally immune from thorns, small punctures, and pinch flats. Only major cuts and blowouts are left. I remember someone making a linear tube exactly for these reasons also

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    Good points. Actually if I don't find an attractive hybrid for her I will strongly consider going tubeless on the belt drive. (Scott Sub 10)

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    Ey I did not notice they made one in white with red details. That's not bad. Thanks for the tip. 😊

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