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Old 12-19-13, 02:20 PM   #1
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29er the new Hybrid

Is it me or do the new crop of hybrids look like 29ers? I saw the the Specialized Crosstrail and Trek DS series last week. They look a lot like entry level 29ers. Not that that's a bad thing.
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Design: stick a suspension fork on it and it's close , crankset choice may differ.

and stock tire not as wide..
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I go by...if it can take a two foot drop it's an MTB. Hahaha
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I go by...if it can take a two foot drop it's an MTB. Hahaha
LOL. Most hybrids and entry level 29ers have the same Suntour fork. You could ditch the suspension fork and replace it with a nice CF for the same price. That would drop several pounds and probably give the same ride. Just my thoughts.
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Salsa makes a 29" Cro-mo rigid fork. I have it on my Gary Fisher Montare to replace the lame suspension fork it came with. I would never go back to a suspension fork after riding with the Salsa fork.
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Balloon tires were there in the 1st place to cushion Mayberry's rough farm roads ..
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