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Old 03-02-14, 07:59 AM
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I started out with a Trek hybrid because it was comfy and felt really good when riding. This weekend I ran across a deal on a Cannondale road bike and it is like driving a sports car instead of a pickup truck. I love both bikes but now I can't decide which one to ride. How do you choose ?
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Old 03-02-14, 09:06 AM
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Ride the best tool for the ride at hand. I for instance have a recumbent bike and a tadpole trike. On longer rides especially when riding with others, I ride the bike. For trails around town, and maybe attending bike races I take the trike because I have a built in seat at the races. I also take the trike when it is really windy, since it is more aero.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Ride the best tool for the ride at hand.
This! When I am on the road or bike path, I ride my road bike. When I will be on dirt/gravel roads, I ride my hardtail mountain bike. When I will be riding rough singletrack, the full suspension mountain bike gets the nod. Each of my three bikes are very different in terms of ride and function.

It sounds like you have two bikes that do basically the same thing in different ways. In that case, just choose the one that fits your mood for the day.
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Old 03-02-14, 12:10 PM
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N+1. I almost always pick my road bike over my hybridized mtb. I just enjoy the ride more and feel better riding it. I have both set up for a comfortable ride, but I prefer riding on the hoods and in the drops over a flat bar. I use the flat bar on hard packed and crushed trails/paths/fire roads where the 28mm tire (widest I can go) on my road bike isn't comfortable or stable enough. I'm a big believer in owning as many bikes as possible, my wife however is not.
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Old 03-02-14, 12:35 PM
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the water's fine, dive in where ever you want! IME, preferences change as time passes...
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Depends on what type of riding you plan on doing. If I was only going to ride rails-to-trails type multi-use paths or short commutes, I'd stick with the hybrid. If I wanted to do fitness riding, long distance riding or maybe get into group rides later on, I'd go with the road bike.
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Flip a coin.
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