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    The Boardman Pro and the Sirrus Comp have double...

    The Boardman Pro and the Sirrus Comp have double cranksets with a smallest chainwheel of 34 teeth.
    Depending on the type of riding you are going to be doing and your fitness level, this might not...
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    :)
  3. It is actually much fun ... you should try it...

    It is actually much fun ... you should try it sometime :)
    I often even take it a step further and ride with a funny helmet, even funnier clothes, a funny handlebar and funny wheels!
    I care little...
  4. Your fit depends on many things including how...

    Your fit depends on many things including how much comfort you are willing to give up for a more aggressive and faster position.
    This largely depends on what you are going to be using the bike for.
  5. Exactly. I use my road bike for group rides and...

    Exactly.
    I use my road bike for group rides and fast sportive riding but I use my hybrid for more recreational riding around town or with the family.
    Use the right tool for the job and the job will...
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    Cadence should be somewhere around 90-100 rpm....

    Cadence should be somewhere around 90-100 rpm.
    Distance will vary on fitness and endurance level.
    My personal average cadence after a ride is often somewhere around 87 or so but that includes...
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    Haha ... at least with speakers more weight is a...

    Haha ... at least with speakers more weight is a good thing :)
  8. Glad to be of service :) Tire quality and...

    Glad to be of service :)
    Tire quality and inflation are some of the most overlooked yet also most important factors of cycling.
  9. When comparing the two bikes, did you: ...

    When comparing the two bikes, did you:

    -compare them in exactly the same conditions?
    -make sure you didn't let emotions come in the way?
    -ride on exactly the same type of tires?
    -make sure the...
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    Indeed it does depend greatly on the area. I...

    Indeed it does depend greatly on the area.
    I truly feel sorry for you guys having to cycle in such conditions where cars are king and the only safe place is the sidewalk.
    For me, cycling around in...
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    I used to say that too! ... and look at me now...

    I used to say that too! ... and look at me now :lol: :)
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    A few thoughts: Don't ride on sidewalks. If you...

    A few thoughts:
    Don't ride on sidewalks.
    If you feel there is no safe way to ride the road and you absolutely have to ride on the sidewalk:
    Find safer roads or quiter trails or paths.
    Riding on...
  13. Correct. Any experience with any (physically...

    Correct.
    Any experience with any (physically demanding) sport will increase your chance of being good at other (physically demanding) sports.
    There's a guy at my tri club who used to be one of the...
  14. :lol: :)

    :lol: :)
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    I've got aerobars on all of my bikes, including...

    I've got aerobars on all of my bikes, including my hybrid, and I definitely recommend them for everyone who is looking for comfort & speed.
    A few hints:
    -place them high enough to be sustainable...
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    It seems quite ironic to me how you call him...

    It seems quite ironic to me how you call him names while calling him "childish".
    It could be that you are ignorant and he has been enlightened.
    I'm not saying it is so, but it could be, so there's...
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    Gotta love the sound of a carbon disc wheel :)...

    Gotta love the sound of a carbon disc wheel :)
    The problem is though, that they sound better when you get overtaken by someone who's riding one than when you overtake someone while riding one...
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    You mean that guy with the spandex who gets all...

    You mean that guy with the spandex who gets all the chicks, right?
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    I plead guilty. Since we had our second baby I...

    I plead guilty.
    Since we had our second baby I haven't used my hybrid much.
    The reason for this is mainly that we don't ride with the whole family anymore but will start again this summer when he's...
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    Specific cycling clothing makes a world of...

    Specific cycling clothing makes a world of difference.
    I'd rather ride my hybrid with good clothing than my roadbike with bad clothing any day.
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    I believe handlebars are a very personal choice...

    I believe handlebars are a very personal choice and I think a type of bicycle is much less determined by it's handlebar than it is by other things like tires and geometry.
    Me, for instance, I have...
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    Stories like this should get posted more often on...

    Stories like this should get posted more often on this board.
    All too much we hear that hybrids are bikes to start off with and that they'll get replaced afterwards.
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    Possibly ... depending on one's interpretation of...

    Possibly ... depending on one's interpretation of the term "fun".
    I own three bikes that are all quite different and I can have great fun on every one of them when I use it for what it's intended....
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    I agree completely with the first statement but...

    I agree completely with the first statement but not with the second one.
    A hybrid can be goal oriented if your goal is to be able to do as many things as well as possible with only one bike.
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    It certainly is, at least by many hardcore...

    It certainly is, at least by many hardcore roadbikers.
    The reasons for this include the following:
    -a hybrid is generally slightly heavier
    -a hybrid is generally less aerodynamic and the position...
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