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    It's been a good ride...

    But no more hybrid for me.

    I sold my 2009 Sirrus today. I have a 2012 Diamondback Podium 2 arriving tomorrow. I kept saying I would not go back to drop bars, but alas, the sirrus didn't fit or something and I was having numbness in both hands. Tried different bar, stem positions, and grips/gloves. Nothing worked. It was also too upright to ride in any considerable wind for more than 10 miles it seems...on the bike path I could ride 25 miles on a single speed mountain bike with no issue...Also the Podium 2 solves one issue I had with my last road bike, the shifters are Tiagra 10-spd so they have the dual levers (brake and paddle) rather than the thumb lever of the Sora.

    After the first few rides on the Sirrus, I secretly wished I had kept my 2006 Allez. I loved the quick handling of the Sirrus, and the ability to stop on a dime. But I always missed that speed, aerodynamics, and long distance comfort of the Allez. Everytime I walked into a bike shop, and saw the road bikes, I felt something was missing. Getting out of the saddle on the Sirrus was NOT natural at all. All my other bikes its like second nature when I need that extra burst.

    Thanks to all that have helped me with the Hybrid category. And I hope I have offered good advice to some folks as well! Not that I have been on here in a while, but I will still miss the camaraderie of the Hybrid group! Luckily the Clyde/Athena group is pretty tight knit.
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    Doesn't your Rockhopper still qualify as a Hybrid ? Enjoy your new Podium, and post some pictures,
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive View Post
    Doesn't your Rockhopper still qualify as a Hybrid ? Enjoy your new Podium, and post some pictures,
    well....its a mtb...WITH FULL FENDERS!

    You win

    I'll post pics! The podium is a sweet looking bike, IMO.

    I plan on riding the Rockhopper more, too. So I guess when my dad, brother and I go on the canal path, I can post a trip report here. My rockhopper is "hybrid" my dads crossroads is definitely a hybrid, and my brothers Motobecane Adventure Elite, is a hybrid.

    Thanks for reminding me I'm still part of the team!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nymtber View Post
    well....its a mtb...WITH FULL FENDERS!

    You win

    I'll post pics! The podium is a sweet looking bike, IMO.

    I plan on riding the Rockhopper more, too. So I guess when my dad, brother and I go on the canal path, I can post a trip report here. My rockhopper is "hybrid" my dads crossroads is definitely a hybrid, and my brothers Motobecane Adventure Elite, is a hybrid.

    Thanks for reminding me I'm still part of the team!
    No problem Look forward to the new pics..
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    Pics will take a few days. Gotta assemble/tune then gotta find somewhere cleared out enough to get a pic...lol.
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    As requested, a quick cell phone pic in a dimly lit basement of the new Diamondback. 10 gears is sure a lot! Sweet bike, pic does no justice at all (its also tilted so saddle and shifters look much more tilted than they are) I will be putting the Specialized Alias saddle on, this thing they sent must be meant for a 10 year old with a tiny rear! VERY narrow.



    I can't wait for spring!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nymtber View Post
    As requested, a quick cell phone pic in a dimly lit basement of the new Diamondback. 10 gears is sure a lot! Sweet bike, pic does no justice at all (its also tilted so saddle and shifters look much more tilted than they are) I will be putting the Specialized Alias saddle on, this thing they sent must be meant for a 10 year old with a tiny rear! VERY narrow.



    I can't wait for spring!!!
    I bet your going to love that Bike, those compact frames are awesome. Looks Great ! Congrats..
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    Oh, I will! I had a 2006 Allez Triple. That thing was FAST! Even with my butt on it, level ground I was spinning away easily around 18-20mph. Of course, nothing is level very long around me. Lots of small hills to kill the average speed!

    I'm ready for spring, and ready to whip my butt back into shape. Can't wait!!!

    And, Thank you!
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