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Old 10-23-12, 11:24 AM
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Sounds like a hybrid would suit your needs nicely and fall within the budget. Something with enough clearance for fenders if needed and braze-on fittings for a rear rack. If your LBS says they know what's best for you, then find another LBS. But you know that already. Even if you are unsure of what you want, they should be asking you questions in order to try and make an informed recommendation.

I have a hybridized 25 year old MTB, but I also do my own work. It sounds like you just want something reliable to ride without any fussing about.
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