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Old 01-10-09, 12:54 PM   #1
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I'm Jessica I live in Lamesa Texas and Ruidoso NM. I love painting and riding bicycle. Im looking for a new bike and not sure what to buy. So I hope you guys can help me find the right ride for me.
I want to ride both in the town with a few small hills and here in Ruidoso with more hills that are steeper as well. I also want to know the difference between a comfort bike and a hybrid. thanks
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Old 01-10-09, 07:47 PM   #2
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Comfort bikes are a variety of hybrid with reduced emphasis on performance and with a more upright seating position, The tend to be designed for less strenuous riding and may be heavier. Another variety is the straight-bar road bike like the Specialized Sirrius which is aimed for high performance with thinner tires. Avoid front suspension because unless you will ride rocky terrain. You can obtain the comfort you desire through tire selection, without the weight of the sprung forks. Tire width is cheap to change after you get your bike. Look for more advice on the commuter forum. Good luck.
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Hi Jessica, it sounds as if you would be better off with a hybrid rather than a comfort bike from the description of your riding terrain. Were you looking at any bikes in particular?

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