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Old 10-05-05, 09:59 AM
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I reside in San Diego. A nice place for riding!

I am all over the map for my next bike. Mountain, hybrid, road?

I have looked at a Trek FX and a Giant Cypress LX, 2005 for both.

I am concerned about being in the bent over position of the road bike.

I want the best of all worlds, as cheap as possible, lol

I guess as much speed as possible within the limits of the other characteristics=FUN
ability to turn easily and suddenly!= FUN!
ability to handle some dirt road, various abnormalities of the roads.
not being forced to lean all the way forward= forced forward NOT FUN!
some shock absorption
Not into huge distances, more of an exploratory, exercise oriented and solitary type ride, until I meet some new mates.= shared fun.
these are the criteria

Any opinions among ye members??

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Old 10-05-05, 10:44 AM
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Welcome! San Diego is probably the best place I can think of for bicycle riding. The weather seems to cooperate more often than not...

As to your bike question, I think hybrids, such as the Trek FX, are great options for people who want more of a road bike without bending over all the time. You might also want to look at road bikes with more relaxed geometry that won't require a racing position.
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A road bike such as???????????

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Originally Posted by cowboy curtis
I am all over the map for my next bike. Mountain, hybrid, road?
I guess as much speed as possible ...
ability to turn easily and suddenly! ...
ability to handle some dirt road, various abnormalities of the roads.
not being forced to lean all the way forward ...
some shock absorption ...

Any opinions among ye members??
Sounds a lot like a cyclocross bike.
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