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Old 04-25-09, 06:25 PM   #1
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Is my bike a mountainbike-build?

My centurion hybrid bike has a front lock-out suspension and 135mm rear drop-out. The only thing that I could definitely tell that it is not a mountain bike is that it has 700x35 tires and 622mm x 18mm wheels on. The weight however is 12.8kg (28.2lbs) heavy. Due to the fact of weight, I'm sad. Isn't that pretty much what a normal mtb weighs? To me it seems like a mountain bike on bigger and skinnier wheels/tires, that's it. What do you think?
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Old 04-27-09, 10:18 PM   #2
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I think you have just what it is, "A Hybrid"
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Old 04-28-09, 02:30 PM   #3
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Or a 29er. 29" is another fancy way of saying 700c.

If it will clear even fatter tires, you can just call it a 29er.
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Or a 29er. 29" is another fancy way of saying 700c.

If it will clear even fatter tires, you can just call it a 29er.
I think it will clear 700x40 tires max. My point is will the bike frame be able to take the beating on a mtb little rocks/dirt trail (no crazy jumps) fine?
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It'll "take the beating" just fine - but it'll take fewer beatings before it fails.
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It'll "take the beating" just fine - but it'll take fewer beatings before it fails.
I'd challenge you to substantiate that, since there are no pics, and I don't believe any of us know the model.
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I'd challenge you to substantiate that, since there are no pics, and I don't believe any of us know the model.
I'm speaking empirically of course. It's a hybrid, designed and built to lower standards than those bikes with mtb classification. If you want to nitpick on the off chance that the OP's got some obscure sick burly hybrid frame then go on and have fun with that.
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I'd challenge you to substantiate that, since there are no pics, and I don't believe any of us know the model.
Here's the link to the hybrid:

Centurion Cross Line 300

http://www.centurion.de/Bikes.Detail?bike_id=90
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