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Old 02-25-08, 04:32 PM   #1
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I stumbled on this site while trying to research a bike to purchase and thought I would join. Last summer I started biking everyday and found out it was a great way to loose weight, and that was on a very old Huffy mountain bike. Now I am trying to decide on a new bike to buy before summer gets here. Although from the way the weather is in Iowa right now summer won't come soon enough.
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Hi coe hawk24, what kind of bike are you looking at? Mountain or road?

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I am looking at hybrid bikes, looking into Trek and Giant bikes right now but I am still in the research stage of the buying process.
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I am looking at hybrid bikes, looking into Trek and Giant bikes right now but I am still in the research stage of the buying process.

Any reason in particular for hybrids?

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For one comfort and also since they are able to handle road/trail a little rougher path than road bikes.
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Have you looked at cyclocross bikes? Or do you really want the upright riding posture?

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cyclocross bikes tend to be a little pricey for me right now. I'm looking around the $500-600 range.
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Yes, that is a consideration! I ask because a lot of people start off by thinking that they want the upright posture, but as you get used to riding, you find it's actually easier on your body to have a way of riding with hand and body variations.

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