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Old 01-20-11, 03:01 PM
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If the Outlook is the right size for you, a set of 'slick' road tires will go a long way toward 'hybridizing' it. You can also have some options for swapping out he flat handle bars for ones that give more hand poisitons.

Aim for a tire that is 26x1.5 or 26x1.75 -- Niagara Cycle Works has a bunch of options and many price points. Getting rid of the knobby tires will really transform how the bike rides. I have been using an old Raleigh mountain bike with slick tires and trekking handle bars for the past 3 years. Makes for a very nice all around ride.

Some possibilities --
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