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Malhavoc 06-09-10 09:54 AM

What Kind of Bike is This?
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One sales person called it a touring bike. Another said it is a hybrid. Can anyone tell me which category it falls under?

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travelmama 06-09-10 10:33 AM

Looks like a hybrid to me.

biketinker88 06-09-10 10:47 AM

judging by the plushness of the seat and the upright position this bikes seems to afford I would say, Hybrid/commuter bike. It seems fairly similar to the raleigh venture which was designed for comfortable commuting.

BlazingPedals 06-09-10 11:07 AM

It's a hybrid.

vinced 06-09-10 11:23 AM

Hybrid. I googled the brand and it looks like their built by Raleigh.

Malhavoc 06-09-10 11:51 AM

That clears things up, thanks guys.

How can you tell? Is it the top tube that gives it away?

cyclist2000 06-09-10 12:40 PM

A lot of little details, suspension fork, suspension seat post, stem, upright riding positon. This hybrid looks to be a cross between a mountain bike and a crusier. Most touring bikes will not use the suspension fork, frame or seatpost, these items absorb too much energy and add weight to the bike.

Ruffinit 06-09-10 12:42 PM

+1 cyclist2000

fenny 06-09-10 01:21 PM

That's not a touring bicycle. A touring bike is an overbuilt, comfy road bike with eyelets for attaching front and rear racks, like this:

EDIT: Or better yet, like this:

colombo357 06-09-10 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by Malhavoc (Post 10936559)
That clears things up, thanks guys.

How can you tell? Is it the top tube that gives it away?

-Frame geometry, somewhat similar to that of an MTB.
-Has a short travel suspension fork and suspension seatpost (dead giveaway)
-Slick tires, but not as skinny asroad tires
-High rise stem

Malhavoc 06-09-10 02:09 PM

Great, thanks everyone!

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