Hybrid Bike Fitting?
Hi all. I just joined the hybrid bike world today, with the purchase of a Specialized Sirrus Sport. I've been riding a Trek 4300 hardtail mountain bike all around town, for the last 2 1/2 months, training for offroad riding over the summer. But I've gotten to love riding the local farm roads so much, I want a bike that's a bit more suited to pavement, and one that's easier on the steep mountain hills.
I tried out three bikes today. A Specialized Allez, a Specialized Sirrus Sport, and a Trek FX 7.3. I really liked the Allez, but drop bars just aren't for me. Too many years of straight bar mountain bikes for me to change now, I guess. The decision between the FX 7.3 and the Sirrus Sport was much tougher. In the end, I chose the Sirrus. It just felt a bit more light and nimble, and a little more suited to onroad use. It's a lot like an upright road bike. I've had a few problems with my privates and my right hand falling asleep on long rides (that just didn't sound right), so the grooved seat and bar ends are much appreciated. And......... I just like the looks of the Sirrus better.
So now that I've got my Sirrus, it's time to fit the bike to me. I've done mountain bike fittings before, but never a hybrid. Is there any difference that I should pay attention to, in the fitting process?