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    A hybrid for Luxembourg and it's vicinity

    Hi all,

    I would like to get a hybrid for the following:

    1. 90% asphalt, 10% paved
    2. I will ride it 1-2 a week, possible longer tours
    3. 400-750 EUR price range (it is like 550 -1000 USD)
    4. I will get it in this shop: Listes des prix (they sell Trek, Merida, Moustache, Giant, Wilier, Brompton)
    or somewhere in Germany, but the prices should be similar
    5. Obviously it should be a hybrid. A few things that I'm not sure of:
    6. Suspension yes or no? If yes, lockout yes or no?
    7. Tyre specs?
    8. Obviously it needs to be equiped with lights and a good protection from water spraying.
    9. If you could mention a few models that fit the bill, I would be really grateful.

    Thanks in advance!

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    I'd avoid a suspension fork for the kind of riding you are doing. You have a pretty good idea of your needs. I'd talk to the bike shop and get their advice.

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    If you end up getting a bike with front suspension, you will definitely want the ability to lock it out.

    What's more, a suspension fork without the ability to lock out, will be a very basic suspension design and probably not worth getting anyway.
    You can have my Disc Brakes, when you pry them from my cold, dead hands.

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    Ok, than I will get a bike with suspension and the lockout ability. That is another criterium. Perhaps a few recommendations?

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    I'd get a country bike to handle both pavement and the off road.

    I'd look into a Salsa Vaya, Trek Crossrip, Kona Rove, Diamondback Haanjo and Fairdale Weekender. They should all fall within your budget.

    They will take mudguards, a headlamp, a rack and wider tires for commuting.

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    I purchased a Trek "Dual Sport" while in Italy this spring, I am very happy with the purchase. With the standard 700x38 tire, it was great on both pavement and gravel trails. The bike will fit a larger 700x45 Mountain Bike tires and this would allow the bike to cover dirt trails with good results. See: http://www.trekbikes.com/lu/fr/bikes...ort/ds_series/

    I selected the basic model with the rigid steel fork. It had a smooth and comfortable ride and was fast enough for longer rides. The saddle and pedals were well made and durable, I didn't need to upgrade anything.

    My comments about the bike and cycling in Italy can be found here: Why a good Hybrid is an ideal vacation bike while in Italy.


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