hybrid bike question..sirrus vs quick 3 vs 7.3 vs....a felt 3 speed?
i just had a question regarding the dilemma i am in. i am currently in the process of looking for a hybrid bike. i was looking at the trek 7.3 fx disc, specialized sirrus, and then i came across this bike.. http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/2011.../BROUGHAM.aspx
i know its a fixed gear but they do offer a 3 speed version. i am looking to commute maybe 5 miles each way to work and wanted to know your thoughts on these types of bikes. and which would probably work better? i personally like the styling of the felt over the other two, but again i do not own either types of these bikes. on the felt..i know a fixed gear is a fixed gear...but on the 3 speed does it allow you spin the weheels without pedaling?
i have ridden mountain bikes most of my life, and just sold my diamond back response comp to get a bike that will be more suited for road. i guess you can say i am interested in a road bike, but very hesitant to jump the gun which is why a hybrid seems more fitting at this point in time for me. i do not plan to enter any races..i guess my main concern is that the bike is somewhat fast? i woudl also look into more longer rides than to just my work...again i am a noob at all of this and could use some help.
i think the felt looks really sweet, but forget the fixed gear....i think the 3 speed is somewhat interesting...then i think about the hybrids --are these bikes somewhat fast?