Hi, I have been riding Scott Voltage YZ2 vintage 2003 for last 10 years and even though I love this bike, I would like to buy myself a hybrid since it's lighter, faster and more comfortable. I usually ride bike paths or forrest paths, single ride up to 1,5h. My Scott makes my wrist and neck go numb after 45 minutes.
I want a suspension fork and good overall specs, disc brakes are not a must. I don't like typical women's frame shapes, I could go with men's bike as long as the size is right and it feels comfortable. My price limit is $1000.
The bikes I like but haven't yet tried on are:
- Trek Neko S/SL
- Trek DS 8.3/8.4
- Trek Verve 3/4
- Specialized Crosstail Sport Disc
- Specialized Ariel Sport Disc
- Cube Access WLS
- Cube Curve Pro
- Cube LTD CLS Pro
- Canondale Quick CX 3
- Cannondale Athea 2
P.S. I like Specialized Sirrus, Trek FX and Cannondale Quick but these are rigid fork bikes and I assume they won't be as comfortable as suspension fork bikes especially in the forrest. Any opinions?