So I had a Fuji Roubaix 3.0 for about 6 months or so. It was bright white and was a great road bike but I was never a fan of the color. It was also my first road bike. I sold it with the intention of buying the newer model because I really liked the bike. In the meantime I found the Diamondback Insight 1 "performance hybrid" (I take that last part with a grain of salt). It was about half the price of the Fuji. I am not doing any racing or anything major. I really just want to get out and ride on the road and greenways, get in better shape and lose weight. I know the components are lower on the Insight but I really liked it. I liked the more upright position as well as the stability. Have never been a fan of the drop bars. It feels more stable and not as rough of a ride with a little wider tires but doesn't feel big or heavy.
Did I make a bad decision? I thought it would be better to buy a cheaper bike for now and if I get serious then look again at a road bike. The only thing is I might like to ride the Insight for a charity ride every now and then for about 30 miles and aside from that put about 20 miles or so on it on the weekends. Do people ride hybrids in charity rides? I don't want to get the look from people on road bikes. I rode today and got a couple looks when I was riding. Then again I know that will always be the case with anything. I know the Fuji is a better quality bike and the price is worth it but did I get a bike that will be decent quality and cover what I need for a year or two?