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Old 05-27-20, 05:52 AM
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Hybrid bike help

Hi guys, I'm looking for a hybrid bike mostly to commute to work. I'm down to these 3 bikes:
Pinnacle Neon 5 2020
Cannondale Quick 2 2020
Specialized Sirrus 3.0 2020

any thoughts would be super helpful guys. I'm not a bike expert
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Old 05-27-20, 06:40 AM
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During these times I'd go with which one is in stock unless you have black market bike sales connections. Good luck on you search
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Old 05-27-20, 06:59 AM
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It's hard to find an expert in all three.

I have a Quick CX 3. The Quick 2 (not-CX) is a good bike. The frame is sturdy and versatile, with mount points for fenders and rack. The gearing 50/34 and 11-34 means you have ratios from 1:1 on up, so good for hills. The frame accepts tires up to somewhere around 42mm. The bike will feel agile yet stable. There's no suspension, and I like it that way. I would have preferred the non-suspension Quick too, but on the used market I only found my Quick CX.

The components seem to be Sora level, which is perfectly fine for your needs. On my Quick CX I have a rear rack mounted, and regularly commute with it using one or two panniers. It handles the load of a laptop or panniers full of groceries just fine. And it's still fun to ride.

Anyway, I'd go with the Quick because it's what I know, and I know it's a good bike. But people with experience with the other two bikes may prefer one of the others.

Resist the temptation to go swapping out a bunch of parts like seats and stems until you've given it some time for your body to adjust. People always seem to think they need to upgrade this and that. Just ride to begin with.
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Originally Posted by FAD_C View Post
Hi guys, I'm looking for a hybrid bike mostly to commute to work. I'm down to these 3 bikes:
Pinnacle Neon 5 2020
Cannondale Quick 2 2020
Specialized Sirrus 3.0 2020

any thoughts would be super helpful guys. I'm not a bike expert
cheers
Welcome to bikeforums!
First, let me post a link to the bikes:

https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle...-bike-EV339959
https://www.cannondale.com/en-us/bik.../quick/quick-2
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/si...8aAgsvEALw_wcB

These three bikes are very similar. They're all hydrualic-disc brake hybrid bikes of similar geometry. All have alloy frames and carbon forks. The Specialized Sirrus and the Cannondale Quick have Shimano Sora 2x9 gearing and the Pinnacle has SRAM 1x11.

They all seem like they would accommodate easy installation of a rear rack and fenders.

I am no expert on bikes, but with such similar bikes, I would say it comes down to how they feel to you.

Side by side riding comparisons would be best IF POSSIBLE. But if not...you should be happy with any of your choices. If I can be happy commuting with each of my three very different bikes, you should be happy with whichever you choose among three very similar bikes.

Be happy, be safe and be sure to check out the commuting forum here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/
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Old 05-28-20, 10:28 AM
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Which one did you end up going with?
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