Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Hybrid Bicycles Where else would you go to discuss these fun, versatile bikes?

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-29-10, 06:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
xoxoxoxoLive's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Jacksonville FL
Bikes: 2013 TREK 7.6 FX
Posts: 2,275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What is your Ideal Hybrid ?

Mine would have 700 x 38 to 40c street friendly tires on it, lock out forks with at least
80mm of travel, I would like disk brakes, ( for the days off road in the mud ). A large gear range, 27 speed would not hurt my feelings, Upright riding style, suspension seat
post, comfort saddle, sealed bearings, nice 32 spoke rims, standard quality pedals, Topeak
rack, with trunk bag, large grips, cycle meter, good lighting for night riding, weigh around
35 pounds with all extras...and fit me like a glove, I like the larger frames, but do not want
to feel stretched out. And all this for under say 900.00 dollars... I'm still looking.
I guess I want it all, commute to town, road ride, ( fast is not a priority, but do not want
to peddle a MTB ), Go off road with confidence, and light touring, just a do it all in one Bike....Richard BTW, there are no wrong answers, only what you prefer.
xoxoxoxoLive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-10, 06:58 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Maryland
Bikes: rockhopper, delta V, cannondale H300, Marin Mill Valley
Posts: 5,155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Something like this might be nice.

Last edited by qmsdc15; 09-29-10 at 07:00 PM. Reason:
qmsdc15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-10, 09:07 PM   #3
Suburban Grind
occasional cyclist
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my ideal hybrid:

light frame, not carbon, not scandium or beryllium alloys, cleanly polished welds,
angled top tube,
carbon front forks,
name brand quality wheels, welded mid-weight rims, 26" or 700c
rims for 28 - 40mm wide tires,
standard tires like Sport Contacts, Duranos, or Michelin City
32 or 36 spokes, 2.0 / 1.8 or 1.8 / 1.6 dia
upgrade "enthusiast" level saddle
decent v-brakes
three finger brake levers
all teflon-coated stainless cables
9 speed 12-28 cassette
triple 30-38-46 chain rings on forged cranks,
not that particular about shifters, want smooth, precise, fast-acting,
pinned platform pedals with nice bearings (get magnesium or titanium for the sparks?)
SRAM or KMC top-of-the-line 9-speed chain with power link,
flat bars with ergonomic grips,
sporty/ fast-reacting steering rake, relatively short wheel base,
22 - 23 lb in medium 17.5 - 18.5 size,
mount points for fenders/ racks/ lights,
metallic paint,

matching fenders and racks available for extra.
stay away from suspension because of extra weight, complexity and pogo effect
$1000 - $1300 price

Asking for too much?
Suburban Grind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-10, 02:17 AM   #4
Senior Member
AdelaaR's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Vlaamse Ardennen, Belgium
Posts: 3,898
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My ideal hybrid is the bike I have now.
I put it together myself so I made it as I like it best.
It was just under $900 as richard stated. (not including the aerobar)
I bought most parts online, so they weren't too expensive.
Frame: ALU7005 trekking frame
Fork: Suntour CR9v suspension fork
Crank & BB: Shimano 105 triple 52-42-30
Cassette: Shimano SLX 11-28
Rear derailleur: Shimano XT
Front derailleur Shimano R443
Pedals: Shimano A530
Wheels: Rodi Blackjack T622
Tyres: Schwalbe CX Comp
Seatpost: cheap suspension post
Saddle: Selle Royal 30 athletic gel
Stem: Ritchey 30 90mm stem (I have a bad back so I like my handlebar a bit higher)
Handlebar: FSA XC-180
Grips: Ritchey truegrips
Brakes: Shimano XT V-brake set
Shifters: SRAM Attack 3x9 gripshifts
Bar-ends: Ritchey Pro
Aerobar: Profile design Jammer GT

With this bike I go fast on the roads and I am able to do tricky trails through the forests
AdelaaR is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:08 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.