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pavithra_d2004 10-12-15 01:02 PM

newbie- want to buy a bike- hybrid
 
Hi
I am pavi from India, Chennai
Cycling for about 2 months, ride twice a week- 40 kms,
Want to buy a bike. I ride for fitness and passion, not majorly for commuting purpose
I am planning to do a 100 km ride soon and am training
Planning to buy a hybrid bike first and ride for a some time and then later on invest in a road bike if i feel the need
I am looking for a fast, light weight, comfortable hybrid bike that's available in India to buy
I have no technical knowledge about bicycles, when I visit stores I don't even understand the technical words the shop guys use, there is so many options and its so confusing
My budget is around 600 usd
Can someone refer some suitable bikes... thanks :-)

Wanderer 10-13-15 08:47 AM

What brands are available to you? What Indian brands are available to you...?

kennj123 10-13-15 10:29 AM

see what you can test drive. then google search that bike model and see what other people are saying. My biggest problem with hybrids is shifters. I don't like triggers and the quality of grip shifters has gone through the floor. I have to special order the original ones I like from china.

ColaJacket 10-14-15 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by pavithra_d2004 (Post 18236352)
Hi
Planning to buy a hybrid bike first and ride for a some time and then later on invest in a road bike if i feel the need
I am looking for a fast, light weight, comfortable hybrid bike that's available in India to buy
I have no technical knowledge about bicycles, when I visit stores I don't even understand the technical words the shop guys use, there is so many options and its so confusing
My budget is around 600 usd
Can someone refer some suitable bikes... thanks :-)

Is $600 (USD) your total budget for bike and accessories, or just for the bike?

For beginners, the Sheldon Brown site for beginners is a good site for learning about bikes.


GH

OnyxTiger 10-14-15 10:46 AM

We definitely need to know what bikes are available on the market to you. These prices may be at a premium due to shipping costs, etc. And, of course, bikes that are popular in the U.S. may not necessarily be available or popular in India.


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