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Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-06-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,964
Posted By ChowChow
There's a reason why there's road bikes and...

There's a reason why there's road bikes and mountain bikes. There's no way that a mountain bike will be faster than a road bike. Even if you swap out the tires.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-06-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,964
Posted By ChowChow
I believe that is a biased answer. There's no way...

I believe that is a biased answer. There's no way that a mountain bike crank set/gearing would be quicker than a road bike style crank set/gearing.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-06-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,551
Posted By ChowChow
I think it's just you. How long have it been...

I think it's just you. How long have it been since you bike?
Are you using a bike computer?
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-05-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,465
Posted By ChowChow
The Cafe Latte is a better bike. You can't really...

The Cafe Latte is a better bike. You can't really fit a bike to you if purchasing online. All you can do is hope that it fits well and take your chances.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-05-12, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,964
Posted By ChowChow
Yeah, it will depend on what the OP is looking...

Yeah, it will depend on what the OP is looking for. I'm more of a speed demon, so that's why I pick the Allegro Elite. If you want comfort, then maybe the Coda Elite would be better.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-05-12, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,812
Posted By ChowChow
None of those. Get this...

None of those. Get this http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebikes/street/allegro/12_allegroelite_spec.html
The Trek 7.6 FX has 25mm tires (not wide enough to handle dirt/gravel etc). The QX-S95 has a...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-05-12, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,964
Posted By ChowChow
The Allegro is more of a road bike. Which will be...

The Allegro is more of a road bike. Which will be more speedy. I prefer the Allegro over the Coda. I like the Allegro 12-30t 10 speed 50/34 over the 11-32 9 speed 48/36/36t Coda.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-05-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,501
Posted By ChowChow
I would go with the Diamond Insight 2 or a 2011...

I would go with the Diamond Insight 2 or a 2011 Trek 7.2 FX.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-04-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,745
Posted By ChowChow
Drop bar on a hybrid

Was thinking about swapping the flat bar on my 2010 Fuji Absolute 2.0 to a road style drop handlebar. Is there anyway that I can keep the shifters and brakes handles on the flat bar and transfer it...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-04-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,551
Posted By ChowChow
Hope you love the bike! I know I do mine 2010...

Hope you love the bike! I know I do mine 2010 Absolute 2.0. I swap my tires to some 25mm Vittoria Rubino Pro III and what a difference in low rolling resistance and uphill climbing. Planning on...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-02-12, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By ChowChow
6 feet? Get a 21 inch frame. They make different...

6 feet? Get a 21 inch frame. They make different size frames for different size peoples.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-02-12, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By ChowChow
Got two bikes from them. 2010 Fuji Absolute and...

Got two bikes from them. 2010 Fuji Absolute and 2012 Motobecane Cafe Latte. The bikes has been great. No complaints. I did however got a creaking stem, but they sent me another one and problem solve...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-01-12, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By ChowChow
I know I wouldn't do it. LOL Women's size with...

I know I wouldn't do it. LOL
Women's size with a women saddle. Plus someone will notice that it's a women bike and it will always be on the back of my mind.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-01-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By ChowChow
The Mercier has a carbon forks. which is better...

The Mercier has a carbon forks. which is better than the Giant, but unsure about the hubs, rims, crank set etc. I was looking into this bike also, when I was looking for a bike for my wife. End up...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-01-12, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,523
Posted By ChowChow
What I recommend is a bike like the Fuji Absolute...

What I recommend is a bike like the Fuji Absolute 1.0 or 2.0, Trek 7.4 FX and up, Cannondale Quick 4 or higher, Jamis Coda Comp, Jamis Coda Elite, Jamis Allegro Comp and Jamis Allegro Elite.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-01-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,523
Posted By ChowChow
suspensions also adds more weight to the bike....

suspensions also adds more weight to the bike. Which will slow it down. If you are concern about comfort, then get a bike with carbon forks.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-31-12, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,300
Posted By ChowChow
The Cannondale Quick series are great bikes, but...

The Cannondale Quick series are great bikes, but I would rather get a Quick 4, Trek 7.2 FX, Jamis Coda Sport and Fuji Absolute 2.0. For the price and value I would pick in order.
1. 2012 Trek 7.2 FX...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-30-12, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By ChowChow
I use Ergon GP1 large size grips. ...

I use Ergon GP1 large size grips.
http://www.rei.com/product/722554/ergon-gp1-grips-large

Also the handlebar maybe a bit far from reach? If so, get a adjustable stem or move the saddle closer....
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-29-12, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,587
Posted By ChowChow
Fuji Absolute 1.0 or 2.0.

Fuji Absolute 1.0 or 2.0.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-29-12, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,534
Posted By ChowChow
Some 35mm tires. ...

Some 35mm tires.
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/panaracer-t-serv-protex

Or cheaper.
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/vittoria-randonneur-tire
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-27-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,551
Posted By ChowChow
Here's a list of Performance Bicycle shops in CA....

Here's a list of Performance Bicycle shops in CA. http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/StoreLocator_10052_10551_-1_StoreLocatorCalifornia

They have a 2011 and a 2012 Fuji Absolute 2.0 models....
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-25-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By ChowChow
I say get the Fuji. Better price, components,...

I say get the Fuji. Better price, components, cassette and crank set. The Specialized has a 10 speed 11-36 48/34 chain ring. Not a big fan of this setup.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-25-12, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By ChowChow
You'll get more gears options on 10 speed vs a 9...

You'll get more gears options on 10 speed vs a 9 or 8 speed etc. That way when you won't be shifting the front derailleur as much. Plus as the higher the speed, mostly the better the derailleurs are.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-25-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By ChowChow
You want to get a bike for a better overall feel...

You want to get a bike for a better overall feel of the ride and not just for climbing hills. A 11-31,11-32,11-34 might be great on the hills, but lacks in comfort etc on normal riding. As long as...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-25-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By ChowChow
Ops, what I meant to say with my 42t middle chain...

Ops, what I meant to say with my 42t middle chain ring and not 48t.
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