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Old 04-22-10, 05:32 PM
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Is this a good, versatile first real bike?

I'm heading out to college at Davis next year so the roads are pretty much flat to commute. But I also want to be able to ride on some trails on the weekends for exercise. I found this hybrid bike in my budget range. Is it any good? Fuji Crosstown 4.0. It says "comfort bike" so I'm a bit confused about that.
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It's really more of a straight Hybrid bike, with a limited selection of gears.

Not really a comfort bike, not really a performance hybrid ----- kinda caught in the middle - more of a "city bike."
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Can it handle daily commutes/occasional trail riding fine? If not, can you recommend a good hybrid under $300? Thanks.
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It looks to me like a fine first bike for your purposes.
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Thank you alice. Would anybody else like to offer an opinion?
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I concur! It would make a good college bike, and an occasional bike to beat on in the not so rough outback.

The only drawback (and it's not a serious drawback) is the limited number of gears.

And, I thought I saw somewhere, that all those Fuji bikes are on sale, half price, this weekend......

Plus, ask the sales person how this works - but if you join Team Performance first, for your $20 fee, you will get 20% back in spendable points ($) this weekend, or all thru April. You might even get an extra discount for your first purchase, with the new Team Performance membership.

If you are really serious about this bike - get in there quick........

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Thanks Wanderer!

I don't think the lack of gears would be too big of a problem, as the topography of Davis is very flat. A couple of friends attending school there told me they keep their bikes on one gear 90% of the time!
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Take a look online ... you can get free shipping and no sales tax ...

Here is a bike similar to the Fuji, but with 21 speeds and front suspension.

SRAM/Shimano 21, shock suspension seatpost, RST front shock and 2.35 tires $249.95

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...cane/jub_x.htm

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That Motobecaine might do better in the rough stuff, but it won't hold a candle to the Fuji for 95% of his riding........
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