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Crosswind hybrid K2. Good or bad comments please.

Old 06-10-19, 12:06 PM
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Crosswind hybrid K2. Good or bad comments please.

I have my sights on this model from 7 years ago.
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Is it something similar to this (low-step frame shown, but I assume they were made in both this and traditional diamond style)?

https://www.rei.com/product/761469/k...nd-womens-bike

I presume you're looking at a used bike. It looks like a fairly typical low-end hybrid, with a 3x7 twist shift drivetrain. My wife's Trek 7100 is setup exactly this way, and it rides fine. It's not high-end, but it works for her needs. You didn't ask, but I would probably value a bike like that in very good condition at about $100, subject to local market, etc. Keep in mind that there may be some tune-up required (like maybe gummy cables, potentially dry-rotted tires, rusty chain, etc.). All of that, of course, depends on how the bike was used and stored.

With used bikes, condition and fit are everything. If it's in poor condition, it may not be cost effective to buy and fix, especially if you have to pay a bike shop for that. If it doesn't fit right, then it's not a good purchase, regardless of condition. Used bikes can be a great value, but a lot of that often depends on how much work you can do on it.
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Thank you nokiefyd for your prompt reply and advice. The link you sent is exactly the bike.
I am 112 lbs and 5 foot 8 inches tall. I seem to be shrinking as the years go by. I find in my octogenarian years that the ladies step through and the smaller hand grips are ideal for my needs. I am going to do it just so I can spend time riding and not spend time fixing my mountain bikes. Jim.

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