I stopped by the shop today on the way home from work. A couple of newer bikes really caught my attention- two different styles of bikes that could both be considered hybrids, both of which are real eye-catchers (at least to me).
First, the Marin Lombard. It's under their Street > Urban category on their site and they call it a road/cyclocross bike. I think it would be a great commuter for my 17 mile commute.
The second can be found under the Marin Bridgeway FS, from their Steet > Metro category. Another rather beautiful bike.
Although this one has a front suspension, there are other Bridgeway versions with fixed forks. A very refined looking bike.
Both bikes were pretty affordable for what they were, too. I think I'm getting the itch for a new commuter (to which my wife would reply, "Down, boy!).
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Originally Posted by bragi"However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
The Lombard looks hot,but I would really need to take it for an extended test ride before I would buy. Note that the specs say the fork is alloy;I've had some bad experiences with alloy forks raising cain with my carpel tunnel.
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