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  1. #1
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    Buying a bike-hybrid?

    Right now I'm trying to decide on which bike to buy and can't seem to make a decision. If it were you, which one would you choose?

    Giant FCR 3 W

    : Silver/Black W: White/Silver
    SIZE M: XS, S, M, L, XL W: 2XS*, XS, S, M *650C wheels
    FRAME ALUXX butted aluminum, Compact Road Design and Integrated Forged Headtube
    FORK Chromoly
    SHIFTER M: Shimano ST-R225 W: Shimano R440
    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus
    BRAKES Alloy Direct Pull
    BRAKE LEVERS M Alloy Direct Pull W: Alloy short reach 3 finger
    CASSETTE SRAM PG-830 11-28T
    CRANKS Alloy, 30/42/52T
    BB Cartridge
    RIMS alloy double wall
    HUBS Formula
    SPOKES Stainless Steel
    TIRES Kenda Kwest 700x28C Kontender, 650x25C
    HANDLEBAR Alloy 25mm Rise
    STEM Alloy Adjustable
    SEATPOST Aluminum, 27.2x300mm
    SADDLE M: WTB Laser V Comp W: WTB Speed She Comp
    PEDALS Resin Body Alloy Cage

    or a KHS Urban Xtreme


    Reynolds 520 DB CrMo tubing w/curved seatstays
    and carrier bosses, Forged Vertical Drop Outs
    Fork Carbon blades w/Alloy steerer
    Headset 1-1/8" Threadless
    Rims Weinmann SP-17 Double wall, CNC sidewalls
    Front: Formula alloy, Rear: Shimano Cassette

    Tires Kenda Kwest 700x35c, w/K-Shield Anti-puncture
    Spokes 14G Black 32
    Front Derailleur Shimano FD-453A
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
    Shifters Shimano SL440 Trigger
    Chain KMC Z82
    Crankset Alloy Forged 52/42/30
    Bottom Bracket ISIS spline, Sealed cartridge
    Cassette SRAM PG850 12-26, 8 Speed
    Pedals Dual Sided Mulitfunction, Clipless and Standard
    Seatpost Alloy micro-adjust
    Saddle San Marco Ischia
    Handlebar Alloy Flat
    Stem Alloy 17 Degree, Threadless
    Grips Dual density grips
    Brake Levers Tektro Alloy
    Brakes Shimano M421 V-Brake
    Color Flat Black
    Frame Size S ,M, L, XL

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    stringbreaker stringbreaker's Avatar
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    specialized crossroads hybrid 2006 Raleigh Cadent 2 1971 Schwinn Varsity, 1972 Schwinn Continental, 1977 Schwinn Volare (frame)
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    Steel is real. The ride won't be as harsh and I'd bet it won't weigh much more than that aluminum bike but its up to you to ultimately decide with your butt on the saddle and how it feels to you especially if you are going to be doing any long haul riding.
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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