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Old 10-02-13, 11:21 PM   #1
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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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Old 10-03-13, 12:19 AM   #2
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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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Old 10-03-13, 06:28 AM   #3
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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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Old 10-03-13, 07:27 AM   #4
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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
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Make sure you get the right size frame.
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