Hey all! I have decided to retire the mountain bike and go for my first hybrid. Looking in the $500 and have narrowed it down to the Cannondale Quick 6, Kona Dew, Trek 8.1 DS or Giant Roam 3. These all being in the same price range.
So far I am finding the following between them all:
- The Kona Dew feels like it is more of a commuter bike that wouldn't do so well with rougher terrain.
- The Giant Roam 3 with it's suspension fork seems to lean more towards a mtb and has quite a bit of weight to it.
- The Cannondale Quick 6 and Trek 8.1 DS (or one of the FX series in this price range) seem to fall somewhere in-between these other two bikes.
I was wondering if anyone has any opinions on any of these bikes or the differences between them. Right now I am leaning towards the Cannondale. The Trek fits me well but my last mtb was a Trek and it wasn't the best experience which makes me hesitant on going back to that brand. Lots to like about the Dew and Roam though which is why they are on my short list even though I seem to be in-between sizes of Giant bikes.
Any opinions or recommendations or advice is very much appreciated. I thank any contributors to this thread in advance!