Old 06-18-09, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Sry0fcr View Post
I'm not opposed to a more road oriented hybrid at all, I'm focusing on used bikes at the moment to get more value for my buck but I'm short (5'-6") and finding a bike in my size is proving difficult.
Couple of popular bikes that have a proven track record that might fit your bill. These are the cheaper models and unfortunately- you get what you pay for. But on both these bikes- the frame (The heart of the bike) is worth any upgrades you may wish to fit. BUT- bikes of this standard will give you a good ride-enough to get you interested in cycling and keep you here. Which is more than a "Cheap" bike would do.


http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=38461

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/...ad/2268/32201/

I am biased as I ride Giants- but a mate of mine bought the FCR acouple of years ago now. He uses it as a commuter- His fun bike for the Smoother trails and on Sunday is doing his 4th century ride of the year. Despite my infering that it is not a top knotch bike with inferior parts- This bike has over 7,000 miles on it with a new chain at 4,000 miles being the only upgrade.

(and at 5'6"- the same as me- you will find that S size will fit you)
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