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Old 05-08-22, 03:48 PM
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Hybrid bike recommendations 2022

Hey everyone!
I am new to the bike world with the vast majority of brands and types of bikes and would sincerely appreciate any and all feedback. I apologize if my inquiry has been addressed elsewhere, and if it has, I would appreciate if anyone can direct me to the appropriate thread.

I am in the market for a hybrid bike, with the intent of using it for hilly street rides and general cruising/commuting. As such, I have come across the following bicycles and would appreciate thoughts and/or alternative recommendations. My budget for the bike would be $500.

1) Vilano diverse 3.0
2) Retrospec Atlas Fitness step through vs. Harper 7 commuter bike
3) Schwinn discover hybrid bike

Thanks in advance for your thoughts/recommendations!
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Old 05-08-22, 07:53 PM
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Can you up the budget a bit? The Marin hybrid line looks nice and my LBS is impressed with the entire Marin line.

https://www.marinbikes.com/bikes/use/hybrid

https://www.marinbikes.com/bikes/2022-presidio-1
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Old 05-09-22, 04:33 AM
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@ $500, I would look at the 2nd hand market so you can get a "better" bike. They often come with racks and other accessories which are usually add ons in new purchases.
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Originally Posted by Sardines View Post
@ $500, I would look at the 2nd hand market so you can get a "better" bike. They often come with racks and other accessories which are usually add ons in new purchases.
good advice

and not uncommon to find barely used bikes in great shape
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Old 05-11-22, 01:19 PM
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The Mongoose grit is very nice
but yeah the Trek dual sport or FX isn't too much more. I have a Specialized crosstrail and the Nishiki Anasazi from Dick's sporting goods is nearly identical and goes for as cheap as $300 sometimes (currently $500). The Specialized Sirrus are also nice but watch out for recalls on the cranks and suspension stems.
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Thanks for all of the feedback, much appreciated!

What are y'all thoughts about the Trek FX 1?
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Originally Posted by jojoflex12 View Post
Thanks for all of the feedback, much appreciated!

What are y'all thoughts about the Trek FX 1?
It's overpriced in my opinion. The Mongoose I posted or the Anasazi (https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p...nshknsz15xxdsb) with disc brakes are better. Everything on that bike is low end like the Mongoose - the Anasazi has a better drive train along with the disc brakes. This Schwinn is specced like the FX with a similar low-end drive train but has disc brakes for only $299: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Schwinn-K...e-red/55376960.

On the low-end, the big brand bikes aren't worth it at all, a bike with rim brakes and a 7-speed is very low end. The FX1 disc is a better option with its 8-speed drive train but still a bit overpriced compared to the newer Walmart bikes. But yeah if you want to support your local bike store the trek FX1 disc is a decent bike! (my choice would be the Nishiki if you can get it on sale, I got one for a friend for $350 on sale).

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