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Witterings 03-27-19 04:40 AM

Hybrid Reasonable Tyre Width Suggestions Please
 
I'm looking for a Hybrid that can take reasonable width tyres up to say 45mm although I'm probably more likely to be in the 38 to 42mm range but don't really want this to be a limiting factor in case I ever want to go wider in the future

Other parts of the spec to include

Tiagra or 105's or equivalent
48/32 or ideally higher and at least 34 on the rear .... erring towards more MTB than road bike gearing
Hydraulic Brakes
Rack and Ideally Mudguard Mount Points
10.5kg max

Ideally a threaded BB, Thru Axle and Tubeless but these aren't must have's

If anyone knows of ones that ticks those boxes off the top of their head would be much appreciated

Witterings 04-10-19 04:03 PM

Quite amazed there wasn't even a single response to this ... feels a bit like I was asking who fancies some pork in a synagogue.

Did I ask the wrong question or was it in the wrong forum or doesn't anything even close to the suggested spec exist???

If I'm going off on a tangent in search of a Unicorn of a Hybrid if anyone could tell me the bits I've asked for that don't exist would be appreciated so I can review my wish list accordingly???

baldilocks 04-10-19 04:39 PM

I don't know if you would consider this a hybrid, but what about a Giant Tough road. Or if you could find one, a Giant ATX (2017) or ARX (2018) My ATX has mechanical disk brakes but I really like it.

Witterings 04-10-19 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by baldilocks (Post 20878988)
I don't know if you would consider this a hybrid, but what about a Giant Tough road. Or if you could find one, a Giant ATX (2017) or ARX (2018) My ATX has mechanical disk brakes but I really like it.

Giant tough roads look like amazing bikes but really after flat bars rather than drops and the ATX has suspension ... most of our rides are without many bumps so I'd be carrying weight that I didn't need but thank you for the suggestions .... you took the thread's virginity for replies :lol: !!

HerrKaLeun 04-10-19 06:30 PM

The Toughroad is a flatbarbike.... there is a rare dropbar version, though.

Most if not all flatbarbikes have MTB gearing. The 48T requirement you list for the chainring makes no sense. That puts you at 40 mph. If you are that fast, just ride what your sponsor provides.

I converted my Toughroad to 1x and use a 36T chainring and I never use the 11T cog except steep downhill. And then I coast. I probably need more a 34T.

hokiefyd 04-10-19 07:38 PM

I think the general lack of response is due to a lack of a commonly available product in the marketplace. I think what you seek exists in smaller numbers through smaller frame/bike builders. Something like Soma or Surly or Velo Orange or Rivendell. I would concentrate on what you can't change about a bike very easily, like the frame and bottom bracket type (you need threaded vs. press fit). You can change the gearing or other bolt-ons to suit your preference.

For example, the Velo Orange Piolet would meet some of your criteria. Lots of tire clearance, lots of rack mounts, and threaded bottom bracket. Bring your own drivetrain. Look also at the Velo Orange Polyvalent. Prefer something ready-made? Try the Surly Ogre. It doesn't have a square taper bottom bracket, but it's at least threaded. The Surly Troll is also similar. I imagine there are a good many other choices from other brands...but they're not as well known. Check also in the Touring subforum of BikeForums. Touring bikes and bikepacking bikes often have many of the features you want. Also, so-called "gravel bikes" are also appearing with more frequency, and may come so equipped.

hokiefyd 04-10-19 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun (Post 20879098)
I converted my Toughroad to 1x and use a 36T chainring and I never use the 11T cog except steep downhill. And then I coast. I probably need more a 34T.

On 29x2 tires? That's pretty good speed. I personally top out at about 80 gear inches on flat terrain. That's a 32-11 on 27.5x2.1 tires. If I were so inclined, I could live with a 32 single ring, with something like an 11-36 or 11-40 cassette on the rear.

Witterings 04-11-19 02:03 AM


Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun (Post 20879098)
The Toughroad is a flatbarbike.... there is a rare dropbar version, though.

Apologies .... you're right ... I was thinking of the Toughroad SLR GX which is the drop bar gravel bike version ... the only think I'm not sure about them is the proprietary carbon d-post as I use a 15l saddle pack and not sure how it'd cope with that but apart from that a good suggestion.

@hokiefyd Quite like that Surly Ogre although didn't really want a 1 x drivetrain .... Seems as you say there aren'y many available following the popularity of this type of spec on gravel bikes would of thought it was the obvious thing to do with a Hybrid which is meant to be the all round bike .... would just make them more so.

Reason I'm looking for something like this is I bought a Gravel bike in November and just don't get on with drop bars ... ma alternative is convert what I bought to flats.

My friend has a Cannondale Carbon Quick 1 .... now of that had slightly better tyre clearance it' be perfect.

finch204 04-11-19 07:36 AM

How about a Specialized Sirrus X? I believe it comes with 38mm tires and also has the future shock stem on it. If I was to replace my Roam with a rigid fork bike, it would be that.

rumrunn6 04-11-19 09:04 AM

fwiw, I was messing with wider tires on hybrids for a cpl yrs, so I could explore off road & then came across a used inexpensive low end 29er style MTB last fall. was pushing the envelope with the hybrids & now this MTB lets me go a little further. certainly getting my $200 worth of fun out of it. without all the junk I strap on to it, it kinda looks like a hybrid, except for the fork

Witterings 04-11-19 10:02 AM


Originally Posted by finch204 (Post 20879693)
How about a Specialized Sirrus X? I believe it comes with 38mm tires and also has the future shock stem on it. If I was to replace my Roam with a rigid fork bike, it would be that.

That looks lovely ... I'm really not sure about 1 x though and it's an expensive mistake if I don't like it .... there are some others in the Sirrus range, I#ll do some digging and see if they can all take that width of tyre in which case coudl be a serious contender.


Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 20879849)
fwiw, I was messing with wider tires on hybrids for a cpl yrs, so I could explore off road & then came across a used inexpensive low end 29er style MTB last fall. was pushing the envelope with the hybrids & now this MTB lets me go a little further. certainly getting my $200 worth of fun out of it. without all the junk I strap on to it, it kinda looks like a hybrid, except for the fork

I have a 29er, absolutely love it but they're bloomin heavy ... in an ideal world will hang onto that and use it in the winter as we go over some mud and have the Hybrid with slicker tyres and keep it mainly for summer / rides in the winter when we're not going anywhere muddy.

FM1178 04-15-19 02:15 PM

You can put 38c tires on a Trek FX. I have a FX3 with disk brakes and I put 38c tires on it.

Witterings 04-15-19 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by FM1178 (Post 20886017)
You can put 38c tires on a Trek FX. I have a FX3 with disk brakes and I put 38c tires on it.

That certainly looks interesting especially if it'll take 38's

I also saw this today which I quite liked and there was plenty of clearance beyond the 35's it was wearing ... I'm just not convinced with 1x though ... think you'd either love it or hate it and that'd probably depend on the terrain you ride / how flat it is.
https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bik...ns-hybrid-bike


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