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Old 05-03-09, 07:03 PM   #1
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Looking for about that is About 300 or lower.

Heres what I have so far:

Trek 820 http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...dtail/820/820/
Diamond Back Edgewood http://www.diamondback.com/bikes/hybrid/edgewood-09/

I prefer the hybrids but the Hardtails are good to.

Do you have any other suggestions. I'm going to be riding about 6 miles a day.

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Old 05-03-09, 07:14 PM   #2
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i like that trek
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Old 05-03-09, 07:16 PM   #3
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Is there any Hybrids better than that black diamond, that Trek does look nice but is a little out of my price range. Maybe if it was on sale.
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i dont know, im not a proffesional rider, i went with somthing that had name brand parts on the drive train, and was lightweight 6101 aluminum, both of those look like excellent choices.
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I'd like a Hybrid but I'm not sold on the Diamond Back.
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Old 05-03-09, 08:30 PM   #6
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im sure theres a billion different hybrids you an get that are all excellent, imo if you dont want to get crazy in price, just look for somthing with quality drivetrain parts, lightweight, and maintain your budget, thats why i did and im very happy.
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Old 05-06-09, 12:54 AM   #7
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Both bikes look good. I would go with the Trek, but that is just me. If the LBS has a layaway program, you could do that. I was going to do that for a DiamondBack Response Sport, but then found the KHS on sale within my budget. So I didn't need to.
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Old 05-06-09, 06:49 AM   #8
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Two things that would make me NOT buy that Trek. (and I am a Trek fan)

1. Steel frame is out of the question. You really don't want a steel bike with a suspension, front or full.
2. The crank set and cassette are junk.

The Trek I just bought came with the same crank set, and after two months there are some teeth already damaged. I'm not going to bother with warranty replacement, I'm just going to upgrade some drive train components instead.
That's a pretty big generalization about steel frames. Why would you say that steel frames and suspension are no good? There are a good number of steel suspension frames available, including some very fine custom builders. I look forward to your reply.

As for the crank and cassette, have you been shifting under heavy load, riding offroad, etc.? I don't know the crank or cassette on these models, but for the most part they all do okay. With proper cleaning and maintenance they can last quite awhile. There usually is a reason for parts failure and the majority of the time it is not parts quality.
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Old 05-10-09, 02:53 PM   #9
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I saw a decent-looking Schwinn High Timber in that price range at Sports Authority.
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Old 05-10-09, 03:09 PM   #10
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The biggest difference is what's the road conditions of your commute?? If your 90% road (asphalt/concrete) and 10% crushed limestone/hardpacked dirt then I'd go with the "Hybrid" but if your more towards 50/50 road conditions wise, I'd go with the MTB. We bought entry level MTB's but I "thought" we'd be doing more, "hardpacked dirt" or even some mellow "singletrack", now it's looking like it's more "road and rail-trails (multi-surface) so now were "converting" our MTB's more towards a "Hybrid" set up to make it easier for the "Road Miles". YMMV!
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I bought an 08 Marin Larkspurl. It's a 24 speed and has a 6061 frame. Here's the link http://www.marinbikes.com/2008_html/...?serialnum=200 I got it in Silver
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Good looking machine, now just get out and RIDE, ENJOY!!
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