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    What do you think of this bike?

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...70_-1___202398

    Seems like it has pretty good components for the price. Would you recommend it to go riding on the shoulder of a highway for about 11 miles and back at most a 25 mile round trip.
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    How does it stack up to this one:

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ington3_IX.htm

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    Wellington seems like a good bike, I would go with that one.
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    If it doesn't fit it's not worth a hooey.


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    The Wellington has a 8 speed cassette, while the Nashbar FB1 has a 9 speed cassette. However, it doesn't seem that the Nashbar frame has any rear rack braze-ons, as the Wellington does. Another difference is the flat bar/drop bar option. Which one do you prefer?

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    There is a very positive review of the FB-1 at http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-review-(pics)

    But the previous poster is right, it doesn't appear that the FB-1 has a place to connect a rear rack. That is surprising if true. I actually have an FB-2 arriving sometime today and it definitely has them. I wouldn't have bought it if it didn't. You can clearly see them in the picture:


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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyhmltn View Post
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...70_-1___202398

    Seems like it has pretty good components for the price. Would you recommend it to go riding on the shoulder of a highway for about 11 miles and back at most a 25 mile round trip.
    Opinions?


    How does it stack up to this one:

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ington3_IX.htm
    Pssst..Did you realize this is the Hybrid Forum? Both bikes you mention are road bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Pssst..Did you realize this is the Hybrid Forum? Both bikes you mention are road bikes.
    Hmmph. It's a flat bar road bike. As are several other "hybrids".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunnicula View Post
    Hmmph. It's a flat bar road bike. As are several other "hybrids".
    But most of those `hybrids` have at least V Brakes. There doesn`t seem to be one MTB component on either of those bikes.

    Also notice our friend Ricky hasn`t bothered to return and chat. He starts a thread and that`s it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Also notice our friend Ricky hasn`t bothered to return and chat. He starts a thread and that`s it.
    Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    But most of those `hybrids` have at least V Brakes. There doesn`t seem to be one MTB component on either of those bikes.
    I had to go back and look at the FB-1 and I guess you are right. Surprising because I just received the FB-2 last weekend and it has V-Brakes. Mini-V, but still V. The FB-2 is basically the same as the FB-1 he listed with a few upgraded components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rll View Post
    I had to go back and look at the FB-1 and I guess you are right. Surprising because I just received the FB-2 last weekend and it has V-Brakes. Mini-V, but still V. The FB-2 is basically the same as the FB-1 he listed with a few upgraded components.
    There seems to be little consistancy with models regardless of the company. When I bought my Badboy back in 2007 there was very limited model choice which was I guess a blessing. I think the biggest culprit of variations is TREK. I can`t keep up (and now don`t bother) with the endless choices they have created, going by the endless daily threads on `which TREK --- should I buy?`

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    By the way, here in Japan we don`t have categories like hybrid, comfort, urban etc...They all have one name...Cross Bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    But most of those `hybrids` have at least V Brakes. There doesn`t seem to be one MTB component on either of those bikes.

    Also notice our friend Ricky hasn`t bothered to return and chat. He starts a thread and that`s it.
    Lol,

    You're friend Ricky has just been reading what you all have to say, I have nothing to add to it at the moment. He starts a thread, and he replies when needed? What am I suppose to say? I'm reading your replies to this.

    "Hey guys thanks for your thoughts and opinions!".

    In all honesty I do appreciate you looking at it, but I'm asking you what you think of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    There seems to be little consistancy with models regardless of the company. When I bought my Badboy back in 2007 there was very limited model choice which was I guess a blessing. I think the biggest culprit of variations is TREK. I can`t keep up (and now don`t bother) with the endless choices they have created, going by the endless daily threads on `which TREK --- should I buy?`
    My wife picked up the Badgirl 3, she really digs it. I got the Trek 7.1 fx I really like it.
    Trek does have a boatload of bikes to choose from. Heck the 7.x line has the stagger, lance armstrong, 7.1-7.9 models alone.

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