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    Masi, anyone?

    That Cafe Doppio from their Metro Itallia series is calling my name. I'm loving that dark roast color. A bit pricey, but it looks really tight. Hmmm...

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    Looks good, price isn't out of line even comparing to comp. brands w/o Ultegra der. and all. Decent color; the one below it doesn't seem bad either. I like the new FlatBar road bikes.

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    ^^^ Yeah, I think I like the color on the one below it even better, but no ultegra.

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    I'm seeing it in Battleship Gray, if I'm looking at the right one. And I like it a lot.
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    Yeah, the doppio is ****in sick. If someone gave me the option to buy any townie, it would be between that and the district carbon, and I'm pretty sure the doppio would win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynesworld View Post
    I'm seeing it in Battleship Gray, if I'm looking at the right one. And I like it a lot.
    You have to download the 2009 catalog and scroll down the pdf, to see it in dark roast.

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    Saw it just now. The Dark is nice too. Their entire line impresses me. I'd no idea they had all those. Can't say if they're better or worse than other brands, it's yet another choice in a bicycle.

    They gray's OK, just that I have gray bikes so it has slightly less appeal.
    Have a light tan bike but theirs is nice . The dark one, I'll bet, looks better in real life, the photo might not do it justice.

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    That Caffe Racer Doppio in Battle Grey might not be the one you're looking at, but that's one hawt looking bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwnRules View Post
    That Caffe Racer Doppio in Battle Grey might not be the one you're looking at, but that's one hawt looking bike!
    Agreed!
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    By the time I'm able to get one, (this spring) I'm sure all the dark roast ones will be gone...that gray looks great as well, though. The LBS can order it whenever I'm ready. He's does biz w/Haro, who I believe owns the Masi line now. Yeah...it's gonna be the doppio, I think.

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    I like the gray one better anyway. A lot, in fact.
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    no pic or link? they would run you out of the C&V forum on a rail for a post like this.

    1000+ for a hybrid? I would think if you were spending that on a bike you would know whether tou wanted a road, ATB or even a cross bike. IMHO 1000 for bike that in theory was a 'comprise' or 'blending' of mountain bike comfort and road handling and speed seems a bit odd.
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    ah okay then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    1000+ for a hybrid? I would think if you were spending that on a bike you would know whether tou wanted a road, ATB or even a cross bike. IMHO 1000 for bike that in theory was a 'comprise' or 'blending' of mountain bike comfort and road handling and speed seems a bit odd.
    Ok,allow me to explain. Hybrids are not always about 'compromise'. I live in the city. I work in the city. It is impossible for me to commute,go for groceries,or go to a club without having to come to a complete stop several times. Ok,maybe if I was traveling at 2 in the morning and blew every light,but during rush hour traffic/lights/routes are not going to allow me to travel for miles non-stop. We also don't have windy conditions all that often,so I really don't have the need to get aero for any length of time. So a hybrid makes perfect sense for the type of riding I do. If the above bike being discussed had a drop bar with brifters,it would either cost hundreds of dollars more,or would have lower end components,and wouldn't offer any real advantages. If you're constantly stopping,you don't need multiple hand positions,and in traffic you need to keep your hands near the brakes,so drop bar vs flat bar is pretty much moot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    1000+ for a hybrid?
    There's one on ebay for $549 BIN


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    1000+ for a hybrid? I would think if you were spending that on a bike you would know whether tou wanted a road, ATB or even a cross bike. IMHO 1000 for bike that in theory was a 'comprise' or 'blending' of mountain bike comfort and road handling and speed seems a bit odd.
    Why do people allways think that hybrids are a compromise and not a choice?
    Why do people think hybrids are cheap?
    You are being a bit ignorant by forcing this narrowminded thinking-pattern upon us.

    I do not want a roadbike because I can't do fields and forests with that stuff and my back can't take the hunched over position either.
    I do not want a mountainbike because I never ride through actual wet mud or on actual mountains, yet I want to be fast and efficient on roads.
    So I carefully weighed all the pros and contras of all the different bikes and their components like drivetrain, wheels, tyres, shifting, brakes, handlebar, .... and after months of tinkering and adjusting the design for my perfect bike ...

    ***drumroll***
    I made myself a hybrid!

    It cost me about $1000 and I love it very much.
    It is not a compromise at all ... in fact if you would trade me any $4000 roadbike or mountainbike or crossbike for it I would immediately decline (given that I would have to keep driving the new bike and couldn't sell it or buy mine again ofcourse).

    So you see: some people are simply not easily put in little boxes and like to think outside of the box.

    You do realise that at least half of all the roadies and the mountainbikers never actually need their specific bikes for the riding they do with them, right?
    With my bike I average 20mph on roads with max speeds of up to 30mph on the flats.
    That is almost as good as many roadbikes.
    With my bike I can keep speeds of 20mph on semi-bumpy tracks through fields and forests.
    That is almost as good as many mountainbikes.
    In fact ... I pass almost all the roadies I ever encounter on roads AND I pass almost all the mountainbikers I ever encounter offroad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    Why do people allways think that hybrids are a compromise and not a choice?
    Why do people think hybrids are cheap?
    You are being a bit ignorant by forcing this narrowminded thinking-pattern upon us.

    I do not want a roadbike because I can't do fields and forests with that stuff and my back can't take the hunched over position either.
    I do not want a mountainbike because I never ride through actual wet mud or on actual mountains, yet I want to be fast and efficient on roads.
    So I carefully weighed all the pros and contras of all the different bikes and their components like drivetrain, wheels, tyres, shifting, brakes, handlebar, .... and after months of tinkering and adjusting the design for my perfect bike ...

    ***drumroll***
    I made myself a hybrid!

    It cost me about $1000 and I love it very much.
    It is not a compromise at all ... in fact if you would trade me any $4000 roadbike or mountainbike or crossbike for it I would immediately decline (given that I would have to keep driving the new bike and couldn't sell it or buy mine again ofcourse).

    So you see: some people are simply not easily put in little boxes and like to think outside of the box.

    You do realise that at least half of all the roadies and the mountainbikers never actually need their specific bikes for the riding they do with them, right?
    With my bike I average 20mph on roads with max speeds of up to 30mph on the flats.
    That is almost as good as many roadbikes.
    With my bike I can keep speeds of 20mph on semi-bumpy tracks through fields and forests.
    That is almost as good as many mountainbikes.
    In fact ... I pass almost all the roadies I ever encounter on roads AND I pass almost all the mountainbikers I ever encounter offroad.
    Nice post ! I was guilty of putting ( Hybrids in a little Box ), I choose to ride one, because my riding style,
    go out on a road ride, then hit some kind of trail during the ride. But I am not a hard core Mountain Biker,
    I guess Timber said it best, you can not really define one. If it does everything you need it to do, then it is a Hybrid. Cross blend multi purpose bike, and that may differ from one rider to another, depending on your
    riding style. And for me, it was one that could move down the paved roads, but tackle pretty rough trails
    with some mud, sand, rocks, etc.. But if you lived in the city, it might mean smaller tires for speed, gearing,
    etc..with enough for groomed trails..And if someone gave me a 4000.00 dollar road bike, I would sell it to
    buy a Hybrid, That did what I needed it to do, and I am asking a lot of mine, commuter, light touring, light MTB,
    and not being a dog on the road...But am glad I have a back up bike now...Needed one..Richard

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