Old 06-17-09, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Sry0fcr View Post
Well after talking to some more folks I think I've decided on a rigid cyclocross (as suggested) or road bike with slightly larger hybrid tires. I'll just have to slow way down and bunny hop up on a curb when needed. So I have a starting point I just need start comparing what's available in my price range of about $500 new or used. What's important to look for spec-wise?
If you up your budget to around $700-$800, you can get a much nicer bike. cyclocross bikes are more like road bikes, which means the prices go way up quickly.

you could also look at a more roadish hybrid, like the Trek FX series. they would also suit your purposes, but might not be quite as fast as a cyclocross bike.
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