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Old 01-20-11, 02:00 PM
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Buy a hybrid or modify a mountain bike

i have an older diamond back outlook i pick up used and cheap off craigs list last summer. i'm a casual street rider and this mountain bike isn't exactly street friendly. it rides fine, but it takes a lot of "energy" to ride.

i've gone back and forth about getting a low end trek hybrid (either 700 or 7000). the 700 has a steel frame the 7000 aluminum (how much better is aluminum over steel?). basically, i don't want to be out a ton of money but i want something i'll enjoy riding. what would it take for me to convert my diamond back? is it as simple as getting new tires and maybe different wheels? or should i just go the extra mile and buy the new trek. please don't everyone say buy the trek... i'd like to get pros and cons of both options... thanks
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