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Old 09-10-11, 04:49 PM   #1
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Best hybrid with disk brakes?

What's the most kick-ass hybrid with disk brakes? Just curious
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Old 09-10-11, 05:40 PM   #2
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The one that you like and fits you, has a suitable riding position, and fits your needs.

Do you want suspension or rigid? Skinny 28 or fat 42 tires? 700 or 26? At least give us some place to start.
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The one that you like and fits you, has a suitable riding position, and fits your needs.

Do you want suspension or rigid? Skinny 28 or fat 42 tires? 700 or 26? At least give us some place to start.
Rigid frame. 32'ish tires.
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Go to the LBS and look at the bikes. Whatever bike fits you, has decent/high end components and disc brakes is what you want.
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Try the Giant Roam 1 as a good starting point. Worked for me.

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Old 09-10-11, 07:01 PM   #6
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Go to the LBS and look at the bikes. Whatever bike fits you, has decent/high end components and disc brakes is what you want.
The LBS here doesn't stock any higher end hybrids. Only those in the $500'ish range.
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Old 09-10-11, 07:09 PM   #7
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here's a pretty good start. One with front suspension and one with a solid fork. I linked the Canadian website but you get the picture.

2012 Trek 8.5 DS
http://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en/bikes...eries/8_5_ds/#

2011 Trek Mendota
http://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en/bikes...t_city/mendota
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Old 09-10-11, 11:39 PM   #8
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You can test ride a lower end model to see how the frame fits you and then decide whether to order a higher end bike. Most bike manufacturers use the same framesets and geometry on bikes with a wide range of component levels.
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Old 09-10-11, 11:55 PM   #9
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I'm interested in the Redline Metro Classic personally. More of a touring bike maybe but I like it!

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I'm interested in the Redline Metro Classic personally. More of a touring bike maybe but I like it!

I like it too. Problem is that it's too much like my Sirrus Drop Bar Conversion. I understand N+1 but in this case it cancels out..
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Orbea Diem is sweet!

http://www.orbea.com/us-us/bicis/mod.../#presentacion

I have the Trek Mendota, and it's awesome!
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The best hybrid might not exist yet. Get a top-notch framebuilder to make a titanium frame (to fit your measurements) that will accommodate disc brakes and Gates belt-drive. Build up with carbon tubeless IGH wheelset, carbon cranks, ceramic bearings, etc. Post pics on BF!
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Orbea Diem is sweet!

http://www.orbea.com/us-us/bicis/mod.../#presentacion

I have the Trek Mendota, and it's awesome!
I was about to post a link to that malevolent little beast. In three weeks, I'm going to have to decide whether to buy the Orbea or have my friend build me a lugged-steel frame for a scratch build. Yeah, this should be a no-brainer, but that Orbea is sooooo sexy....
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I second the Mendota
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Orbea Diem is sweet!

http://www.orbea.com/us-us/bicis/mod.../#presentacion

I have the Trek Mendota, and it's awesome!
I also have the awesome Mendota. It really is a great bike! I'm just trying to scope out what my upgrade options are when I get rich
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A couple to consider;

Seven Expat S


Moots Comooter


I like Ti.
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Orbea Diem is sweet!

http://www.orbea.com/us-us/bicis/mod.../#presentacion

I have the Trek Mendota, and it's awesome!
I absolutely love that Orbea, possibly the best hybrid I've seen. The Mendota looks good, but for that price shame on Trek for not providing Hydro brakes instead of the mechs which seems strange given they grace the FX 7.5 disc with hydros for a cheaper price.

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The Mendota has a carbon fork where the 7.5 is alloy. That's part of the price difference. I've never had hydro brakes, but the cable brakes work just ducky!
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mendota owner here.
it is a damn good little bike.

Plenty of gear for big hills or flat surface, quite comfortable, & good components.
I swapped out the bars, grips and pedals within the first couple weeks of ownership... but, I think that is pretty standard fare.
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Non-disc

If you're ok to go without disc brakes, the new 2012 Specialized Sirrus Limited is sweet:

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...name=Multi+Use

and of course the Cannondale Quick Carbon 1 (I think I read it weighs in at 18.1 LBS)

http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/recr...quick-carbon-1

I don't think you can go wrong with either for an uber-fitness/commuter bike.
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Any love for The Ride Commute by Ellsworth?



Equipped with the NuVinci Continuously Variable Planetary (CVP) drive for under $2000.

"With the NuVinci CVP, you'll never miss a gear because there are no gears to miss. Instead, a set of spheres rotate around a central point to transfer torque from the pedals to the road. Tilting the spheres changes their contact diameters, permitting an infinite progression of speed ratios within its range"

The chain does not encircle a frame element, so it should be easy to upgrade to belt drive.

Seat tube doubles as fender.
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Trek's FX line might be what you need.

http://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en/bikes..._fx_disc_wsd/#

http://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en/bikes.../7_5_fx_disc/#
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Any love for The Ride Commute by Ellsworth?

{pic of a sexy-looking bike**

Equipped with the NuVinci Continuously Variable Planetary (CVP) drive for under $2000.

"With the NuVinci CVP, you'll never miss a gear because there are no gears to miss. Instead, a set of spheres rotate around a central point to transfer torque from the pedals to the road. Tilting the spheres changes their contact diameters, permitting an infinite progression of speed ratios within its range"

The chain does not encircle a frame element, so it should be easy to upgrade to belt drive.

Seat tube doubles as fender.
The transmission alone weighs over 9lbs. Heaven only knows what it weighs all-up. If I'm gonna expend that kind of energy, I want to use it to drop you, not just keep you in sight.
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The transmission alone weighs over 9lbs. Heaven only knows what it weighs all-up. If I'm gonna expend that kind of energy, I want to use it to drop you, not just keep you in sight.
Man, that thing is aluminum, I thought at that price it would be carbon. Anyways, this site says 35lbs: http://www.commuterbikestore.com/ell...ride-bike.html
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Pearls before swine. Sorry, a Trek FX is not my idea of an exotic dream bike.

How are you dropping people with a hybrid anyway? This style of bike is not permitted in most sanctioned races. If your goal is to pass other recreational cyclists, shouldn't you be on a time trial bike?

Okay, I guess handbuilt bikes from USA aren't doing it for you all.

Let me try again. You lika the Colnago, no?
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