Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Hybrid Bicycles Where else would you go to discuss these fun, versatile bikes?

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-09-12, 06:56 PM   #3751
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Bikes: Giant Defy 2
Posts: 1,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Understood.
Igo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-12, 10:45 PM   #3752
slumlord
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tempe, AZ
Bikes: '10 Fuji Absolute 1.0
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
'10 Fuji Absolute 1.0
slumlord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-12, 02:31 AM   #3753
giantcfr1
Ha ha ha ha ha
 
giantcfr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gold Coast; Australia
Bikes: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2 Plus Carbon, 2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc, 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er Aldi Big Box (Polygon) 650b
Posts: 4,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Well, I finally had a chance to have a look at, and clean-up my hybrid after I left it in the weather for two weeks while I was on holidays in Australia. A bad storm hit whilst we were away and the Cannondale copped a battering.

Anyway, it's back to it's old glory again...

giantcfr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-12, 10:54 AM   #3754
Slackerprince
Redefining Lazy
 
Slackerprince's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tampa via PDX, Summers on LV-426
Bikes: 2013 Cannondale Synapse 5 105, 2013 Giant Escape 3
Posts: 1,907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
2008 Specialized Sirrus Comp:

Slackerprince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-12, 11:43 AM   #3755
Tom Bombadil
His Brain is Gone!
 
Tom Bombadil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paoli, Wisconsin
Bikes: RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
Posts: 9,980
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Like "slumlord" I also have a Fuji Absolute 1.0 but it being an '06 model, in addition to the carbon fork, it has carbon seat stays. Fuji later had to go back to aluminum seat stays to keep the price down. I also got my dealer to include a carbon seat post. Got a tremendous deal on it as I purchased it from new, old stock in 2008, for just $750. Has a full Shimano 105 group set, including special 105 trigger shifters.

This is one of the smoothest riding bikes I've ever ridden.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg fuji absolute 1.0.jpg (23.9 KB, 43 views)
File Type: jpg DSC02753.jpg (97.2 KB, 612 views)
__________________
"Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

Last edited by Tom Bombadil; 04-12-12 at 12:11 PM.
Tom Bombadil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-12, 12:47 PM   #3756
runningDoc
Senior Member
 
runningDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 758
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
Like "slumlord" I also have a Fuji Absolute 1.0 but it being an '06 model, in addition to the carbon fork, it has carbon seat stays. Fuji later had to go back to aluminum seat stays to keep the price down. I also got my dealer to include a carbon seat post. Got a tremendous deal on it as I purchased it from new, old stock in 2008, for just $750. Has a full Shimano 105 group set, including special 105 trigger shifters.

This is one of the smoothest riding bikes I've ever ridden.


linked with bigger picture for prosperity's sake. nice ride! could be actually taken lots of directions (drop bar conversion, monster cross, super commuter, touring, ect ect)... or just keep it the way it is...again, nice ride.
runningDoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-12, 03:05 PM   #3757
Tom Bombadil
His Brain is Gone!
 
Tom Bombadil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paoli, Wisconsin
Bikes: RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
Posts: 9,980
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks runningDoc. I have since swapped handlebars to ones with just a bit more rise, changed the grips over to ones with a palm rest, and added Cane Creek ergo bar ends. I was having a bit of a problem with some tendonitis in my thumbs and these changes helped a lot.

I commented on its smooth ride. I don't know exactly what Fuji did, but even when compared to other bikes with similar features, even all carbon fiber bikes, the ride is incredibly smooth. Road vibrations are extremely damped. I test rode some very nice bikes, like the Jamis Coda Elite, a Gunnar, Trek 7.7 FX, and more, and all of them transmitted more vibration into my hands. Not to say that this makes it a better bike, but I really liked that aspect of it. And you can't even come close to it now at the price I paid - not many new bikes at $750 with a 105 group set. Road bike gearing as it has a 52/39/30 triple crank with a 12-27 10-speed cassette.

I even liked how Fuji was much more subtle with their decal, using an outline font rather than giant, solid letters, on the frame.
__________________
"Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post
Tom Bombadil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-12, 12:12 PM   #3758
Evgeny
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 51
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Evgeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-12, 02:14 PM   #3759
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Bikes: Giant Defy 2
Posts: 1,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evgeny View Post
Is that the super sexy and completely awesome Giant Escape 1?
Igo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-12, 02:57 PM   #3760
Evgeny
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 51
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Igo View Post
Is that the super sexy and completely awesome Giant Escape 1?
and super fast ) (km/h)
Evgeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-12, 09:18 PM   #3761
JC1977
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here's my 2011 Gian Escape 1 with newly added handlebar ends and new Gatorskin Hardshell tires....I love this bike even more


Last edited by JC1977; 04-15-12 at 10:30 PM.
JC1977 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-12, 09:57 PM   #3762
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Bikes: Giant Defy 2
Posts: 1,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JC1977 View Post
Here's my 2011 Gian Escape 1 with newly added handlebar ends and new Gatorskin Hardshell tires....I love this bile even more

Twins...

Igo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-12, 11:11 PM   #3763
JC1977
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Very good looking twins I might add, Igo, heheh...
JC1977 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 05:53 AM   #3764
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Bikes: Giant Defy 2
Posts: 1,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Did you say you just purchased this? 2011 model? Did you get a good price?
Igo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 11:58 AM   #3765
JC1977
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Igo View Post
Did you say you just purchased this? 2011 model? Did you get a good price?
I actually bought it in the middle of Feb...I got it it for a good price tho, $469...It came out to $500 with CA taxes...I still got it on sale tho, cause it was the 2011 model...

It took me a while to post pics cause I had to get the back wheel replaced cause of a squeaking issue with the old one, plus the bar ends added and the new tires...So she's all good and great now
JC1977 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 05:00 PM   #3766
fez_
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hampton Roads, VA!
Bikes: 2013 Giant TCR Composite 2, 2012 Giant Escape 1
Posts: 119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Maybe someone should start a Giant Hybrid thread.
fez_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 07:01 PM   #3767
ChowChow
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 391
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2010 Fuji Absolute 2.0
Upgrades
Serfas MH-RX Performance RX Saddle
Ergon GP1 Grips
Profile Design Bar Ends
Vittoria Rubino Pro III 25mm tires
Planet Bike Protege 9.0 Wireless Computer






Last edited by ChowChow; 04-16-12 at 07:09 PM.
ChowChow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 07:04 PM   #3768
alexaschwanden
Bike rider
 
alexaschwanden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: san jose
Bikes: 2015 Raleigh Revenio 1.0
Posts: 3,145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Nice Fuji, how do you like it?
alexaschwanden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 07:08 PM   #3769
ChowChow
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 391
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2012 Motobecane Cafe Latte (the wife's bike)
Upgrades
Ergon GP1 Grips
Schwinn Comfort Saddle
Vittoria Rubino Pro III 25mm tires


Last edited by ChowChow; 04-16-12 at 07:13 PM.
ChowChow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 07:10 PM   #3770
ChowChow
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 391
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
Nice Fuji, how do you like it?
I love this bike. It's a pretty light hybrid (about 23-24 lbs). Pretty quick and responsive.
ChowChow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 07:11 PM   #3771
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Bikes: Giant Defy 2
Posts: 1,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How are you liking the cargo set up? This bike is a crazy great commuter. I do 14 miles RT everyday.
Quote:
Originally Posted by JC1977 View Post
I actually bought it in the middle of Feb...I got it it for a good price tho, $469...It came out to $500 with CA taxes...I still got it on sale tho, cause it was the 2011 model...

It took me a while to post pics cause I had to get the back wheel replaced cause of a squeaking issue with the old one, plus the bar ends added and the new tires...So she's all good and great now
Igo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 07:13 PM   #3772
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Bikes: Giant Defy 2
Posts: 1,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm likin' the fuji
Igo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 10:07 PM   #3773
JC1977
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Igo View Post
How are you liking the cargo set up? This bike is a crazy great commuter. I do 14 miles RT everyday.
I'm loving the Topeak DXP trunk bag so far...I was suprised at how small it was considering it's their largest MTX bag that they offer, but it suits my needs just fine...I don't do any heavy shopping, so it's fine for the few things I get from the store when I make a quick trip...
JC1977 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 10:26 PM   #3774
giantcfr1
Ha ha ha ha ha
 
giantcfr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gold Coast; Australia
Bikes: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2 Plus Carbon, 2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc, 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er Aldi Big Box (Polygon) 650b
Posts: 4,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fez_ View Post
Maybe someone should start a Giant Hybrid thread.
And while we are at it, a sticky "Looking for...." thread
giantcfr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-12, 11:41 AM   #3775
JC1977
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fez_ View Post
Maybe someone should start a Giant Hybrid thread.
That would be a good idea if we knew that were more users on here that owned Giant hybrids....So far all I know is you and Igo, heh...
JC1977 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:34 PM.