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    I think I got a hybrid

    Is a FELT x:city d considered a hybrid bike for you guys? People ask what type it is and to me its a commutin type but I need a better answer for sure.

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    What do you want it to be?

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    humm let us see your bike so we can wave the Hybrid wand over it
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    very nice ride! enjoy it!
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    My wand says Yep, it's a hybrid, A right nice one at that.

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    That's not the bike he has though, right? That photo is of a single speed/fixie. He has the 8 speed.
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    looks like 1 to me
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    the x city d (strange name imo), the bike he has, is an 8 speed bike. I like it and I would consider it a hybrid.
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    Hybrid can be anything you want it to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil View Post
    That's not the bike he has though, right? That photo is of a single speed/fixie. He has the 8 speed.
    Nope, that's an 8sp IGH...if in doubt, count the cables coming off the bars: One for each brake, and hey, what's that third cable for? LOL
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    You can also see a cable running underneath the rear chainstay to the rear hub.

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    I guess I have the years mixed up. The current model has an 8 speed cassette not to mention I wasn't very observant.
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    I view a hybrid as a bike with upright - usually - riding positions capable of going down dirt or gravel, as well as pavement. An 8spd. IGH? Why not? Looks cool!
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    thanks, mine is the same as in the link but silver and with an external rear derailur, 8 speed
    I'll post a pic soon, I'm just gettin in to this and going to ride it in the Hotter than Hell 100 tommorow in Wichita Falls Texas, although wont be able to do the whole 100

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    Cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by otisinwf View Post
    Is a FELT x:city d considered a hybrid bike for you guys? People ask what type it is and to me its a commutin type but I need a better answer for sure.
    I don't really like the term "hybrid", as it doesn't really convey anything. (However, I do like general-purpose bikes). If I had your bike and someone asked me to describe it, I would say that I had a "flat-bar road bike".

    If you want a shorter term, go with "urban bike" or "commuter bike". Felt and other brands use the term "urban" to generally denote flat-bar road bikes with rigid forks. And that's what you have.

    Plus, if you use the term "hybrid", people immediately think of compromises and the idea that your bike does not excel at any one thing. If you use the term "urban", you are asserting that your bike excels for riding around town in traffic. And it probably does excel at that purpose. So a term like "urban bike" gives a more positive spin on things, imho.

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    Agreed. People once thought of cruisers as heavy tanks, meant only for short rides. My Gary Fisher Klunker looks like a Schwinn Excelsior with its cantilever frame but it rides fast and smooth. People credit Electra with bringing the cruiser segment back into the market. Back then the dealers laughed. Today, every bicycle company has a cruiser line. I think the term "heavyweight" is an obsolete category today.

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    I like the term "Urban" bike, too, cause that's exactly what my bike is, though I embrace "Hybrid" as well because I think of my bike being a hybrid of road bike/mountain bike/??? so it can take curbs, rough roads, grass and haul stuff around (including my chubby arse) without flinching. I think Urban Assault Bike is the best term for it.

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