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    HELP! Need suggestions on a new hybrid bike purchase

    I'm new to cycling and looking to buy a new hybrid or possibly a comfort bike under $400. I'll be using it mainly on paved bike trails with a bike trailer for my 2 year old but I might eventually go on some rougher trails. Every time I go to a bike shop I get overwhelmed since I don't know anything about the specs. I've tried several bikes and settled on these, which all feel comfortable and are in my price range. Can anyone offer their opinion as to which is the best for the price?


    The main things I'm looking for are: Comfort, lightweight, durability, price! THANKS!


    on sale this one will be about $300
    http://www.sunandski.com/Fuji_Traver...6020031315.htm

    on sale this one will be about $400
    http://www.sunandski.com/Marin_San_A...6060041305.htm

    on sale this one will be about $250
    http://www.sunandski.com/Fuji_Sagras...5020031200.htm

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...400307__400307

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    Stick with Performance.com. Get the GT Zum Commuter bike for $400. Avoid cheap front suspension forks.

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    I would 2nd the advice to avoid an entry level bike with a front suspension fork. Besides, you do not need it for smooth bike paths etc.

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    As above forget about the suspension forks
    Do you need gears?

    Just a different suggestion...

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/j...e/rp-prod80999

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/j...e/rp-prod81000
    Road Bike: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2+Carbon, Freekin' groovy Urban / Mountain Road Cruising Bike: 2007 CANNONDALE Bad Boy Disc, MTB: 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er

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    Make sure you get the right size frame.
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