Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Western Massachusetts
Bikes: 2010 Specialized Roubaix comp (SRAM Rival), 2009 Trek 7.3FX, Early 80's steel frame Suteki road bike
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You may want to check out the thread starter earlier this week about centuries on a hybrid...a number of folks posted with their experiences. A century on a hybrid is definitely doable.
I used a Trek 7.3FX for a century just this past weekend. I think you'll definitely want to use a grip that has bar-ends, so you can vary your hand position over the course of the ride. I use Ergon GR-2's on mine, and find them to be very comfortable (and they come in large or small, so you can tailor them a bit to your hand size). I often loop my hands over the base of the bar end in a manner similar to using the brake hoods on a traditional road bike, but they're also handy when you want to get out of the seat on a steep climb.
Good luck on your ride!