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    Day trip lover mr geeker's Avatar
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    what kind of bike is mine?

    i have a trek 830 mountain track that is either a 05 or a 94. is this bike considered a hybred or is it just a plain 'ol mountain bike?
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    Trek 830 mountain track:

    frame: mountainbike
    fork: mountainbike
    wheels: mountainbike
    tyres: mountainbike
    gears: mountainbike
    brakes: mountainbike
    handlebar: mountainbike

    If that isn't a mountainbike I don't know what is.
    I don't know why, but these days people seem to want to call every bike a hybrid, probably because "hybrid" is hip at the moment.

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    Here's a 'proper' mountain bike (replica) from the Klunker epoch. The first MTBs were of course 'hybrids' of old Fifties Schwinn road bikes, retro-fitted with monster tyres, coaster brakes, and sometimes, motorcycle forks. Hybrid is as Adelaar says, just a mis-used marketing buzz-word.

    Last edited by snafu21; 06-09-10 at 02:56 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    Trek 830 mountain track:

    frame: mountainbike
    fork: mountainbike
    wheels: mountainbike
    tyres: mountainbike
    gears: mountainbike
    brakes: mountainbike
    handlebar: mountainbike

    If that isn't a mountainbike I don't know what is.
    I don't know why, but these days people seem to want to call every bike a hybrid, probably because "hybrid" is hip at the moment.
    Bingo. You have no idea, do you?

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    Senior Member AdelaaR's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycle chic View Post
    Bingo. You have no idea, do you?
    If I offended you ... that wasn't my intention.
    If I didn't offend you ... please refrain from failing at trying to offend me.
    Your post is aimed purely at me instead of being aimed at the subject at hand.
    If you think you know something about bikes that we don't, please feel free to share your knowledge.
    Why would a "trek 830 mountain track" be anything else than a "mountain bike"?

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    Nice looking bike, but definitely a Mountain bike. But without any suspension on it, I would not get off on anything more than light to medium trails.

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    Mountain Biking

    This is not meant to offend anyone, Or directed towards any one person. After reading a lot of post on here, I think we tend to use the term mountain biking loosely on this Hybrid forum.
    Just because you leave the pavement does not mean you are now a mountain biker, there are
    a lot of nice hard packed bike trails, gravel roads, logging roads, dirt roads, and the list could
    go on, that are fun to ride and do not require a specialized mountain bike for. Same goes for
    the rural roads and street riding, just because you enjoy taking a 20 mile ride on
    one, does not make you a Roadie. And there are people out there like me, who enjoy both, I
    might start out on a road ride and end up riding down a long gravel road that I could have never done on a road bike. For example I was out riding met up with another rider, A ROADIE,
    we both were going to take a 3 mile long gravel road thats a short cut to a state park. He had
    already logged 52 miles so far and was about 20 miles from his house. But after about 1/4
    mile down the gravel road he has to turn around, just couldn't make it. I easily kept on going. There is a vast difference between trail and off road riding, verses Mountain biking.
    There are a lot of great photos of Hybrids in the picture section, some prefer narrow wheels,
    I like a little wider 38c due to the time I spend off road. Hybrid bikes due have there place
    in the biking community.. Richard

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