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Specialized Sirrus 3.0
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Specialized Sirrus 4.0
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Specialized Sirrus X 4.0
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Giant Escape 0 Disc
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Boardman HYB 8.8
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Trek FX 3 Disc
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Favourite hybrid bike

Old 06-22-22, 08:47 AM
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Favourite hybrid bike

Would be great to get your thoughts on the hybrid bikes from the poll.

Hoping to purchase my first bike for occasional recreational riding. Looking for a all rounder good on pavement / road but also able to handle pot holes and park/gravel paths if needed.
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Thank you in advance.

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Old 06-25-22, 02:14 AM
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Not on the list is the Trek Verve line, either the 2 Disk or 3 Disk. I have two 2022 Trek Verve 2
Disks, one is a large frame and the second is a small ďLow StepĒ Frame.

What I like about the Verve is the ability to handle a 29x2.5Ē tire with fenders if one chooses. The stock suspension seat post helps smooth out the larger bumps in the road, and itís a great all around bike.
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Old 06-25-22, 03:43 AM
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I 2nd the Trek Verve.
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Old 06-25-22, 06:01 AM
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My favorite is the one I own and ride....
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I'd be interested to know what the Advent gears are like on the lower-end models of Sirrus X.

I do like the look of the Sirrus X, but hear that Specialized sometimes 'cheap-out' on the componetry.
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Old 06-27-22, 09:38 AM
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Old 06-27-22, 02:34 PM
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"Favorite" among these 6, you mean. You might have gotten better advice with a "Which of these 6" question. I like and ride my Sirrus most, though my Trek, which I rode today, is definitely more versatile. Enjoy your eventual choice.
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Old 06-29-22, 07:19 AM
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I own a Specialized Sirrus X 4.0 and am loving it 😁
The future shock does help quite a fair bit
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Cannondale Quick 3.
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Klein Adept hybrid - neat rare old school hybrid (found a pic - attached)

and the Litespeed Cherohala City (Mr and Mrs Downeastter's bikes)

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Old 07-10-22, 09:20 PM
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Iíve started researching but I havenít found a hybrid I really like, yet. Iím of the ďSteel is RealĒ mindset. Donít want some frail aluminum bike that will make like a taco when I ride over a curb, or something.

my bike Iíve had know is 14 years old and was under $500 brand new and has lasted an eternity. Itís a tank. I like tanks, I guess.

also my hybrid has to be ďlockupableĒ as I use my bicycle to ride to appointments and to do errands.

help!
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Originally Posted by Ilikebikez View Post
Iíve started researching but I havenít found a hybrid I really like, yet. Iím of the ďSteel is RealĒ mindset..... help!
I love steel too! But, I "fell into" a deal on this used Trek 7.5 that I couldn't refuse or argue. This pic is from last summer and I've put many hours running errands to banks, grocery, hardware store.... cafe, etc. It's not the head turner my vintage steeds bring, but it's a solid comfortable ride that can easily handle 40+ pounds of added "stuff". I actually find the aluminum/geometry to be very responsive and forgiving. Enjoy your hunt. If a deal comes along don't be too steadfast in your thoughts...
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That’s a cool bike. Love your saddle, too. Can your bike handle going over curbs, potholes, a dirt path occasionally? I’m probably overthinking lol.

The other thing I’m worried about is lockupability.
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Originally Posted by Ilikebikez View Post
Thatís a cool bike. Love your saddle, too. Can your bike handle going over curbs, potholes, a dirt path occasionally? Iím probably overthinking lol.
The other thing Iím worried about is lockupability.
Thank you!
Brooks Saddles are a must for me on anything I plan on spending time on or going distances.
I live in PA. We're famous for potholes. I recently moved from rural to more urban; our city streets test my dentists fillings every ride. I like the "forgiveness" of the aluminum, more than I thought I would. I have friends who've ridden Cannondale mountain bikes for years and they have had no issues with the frame. What I do have an issue with on this particular model is it's got a carbon fork... Really Trek? I can see carbon on racing applications but a hybrid? Not sure I understand. I may, at some point, replace it. It's why there's no front rack.
Finally, where I live I MUST be able to lock up. In some areas I have to take off removable parts( Lights, computer, etc.) I NEVER leave my phone on the bike even for a short time. I tend to do my errand riding in the morning, most of the "stabbing hobos" are still asleep...
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I'm getting real savy at finding bike "racks". Sometimes a gas line works well in a pinch...


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Specialized Sirrus X 4.0

Specialized Sirrus X 4.0 : This bike is the highest ranked bike on this list and is perfect for city cycling. It features a 21-speed Shimano drivetrain that makes cycling convenient. It is also fitted with a suspension fork, which adds comfort to the bike.
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A suspension fork on a hybrid bike adds more weight than comfort.
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Mine -- Not listed as an option.

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Cannondale Quick 3.
Quick 1 is another option. I do like the 2x11 105 goodies

set.
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My favorite is the one I own and ride....
At least you spelled favorite without spell check.
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