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Would this Qualify as a Road Bike ?

Old 02-24-12, 08:54 PM
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Would this Qualify as a Road Bike ?


At the LBS they called it a "City Road Bike" What do you guys think ?
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I think they have a bike that they want to sell you.
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hybrid.
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Originally Posted by Gluteus View Post
hybrid.
Agreed.
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Originally Posted by generalkdi View Post
Agreed.
You guys are right, for me it was a huge upgrade to getting a Road Bike though. Richard
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Originally Posted by Gluteus View Post
hybrid.
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Hybrid, not a rode bike...not even close.
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Old 02-24-12, 09:50 PM
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Mountain Bike.
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No, but it seems like a nice bike to commute in.
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Yeah. Hybrid. It's a nice bike. It should serve you well. Ride it a lot.
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Diamondbike calls it a performance hybrid.
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I'd agree with hybrid, but much closer to a road bike than it is to a mountain bike.
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I must be getting closer though, there was a time when 700 x 28c tires looked narrow, not so anymore. Guess we all have to start somewhere. I envy those guys that blast by me, going up those hills at what seems like 20-25 MPH, and I'm pushing the old bike.
At least I realize the bike's not going to make me much faster, but mentally help motivate me some. And after starting to get over the new purchase excitement, (It is still a Hybrid). Thanks
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I'd say it's a "street bike". A more specific category of hybrid.
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hybrid.

If you want a diamondback roadie, get a podium.
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He said, "700..by uhhh 28c, so it's a little narrower." LOL. SHRAM NAAIN SPEED! LMAO!
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Upright handlebars + 700C wheels = hybrid

Some companies are inventing wacky names to distinguish their expensive hybrids from their cheap hybrids, but this is still a hybrid.
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So, Richard, you bought the bike?
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So, Richard, you bought the bike?
Yes
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Originally Posted by ilovecycling View Post
He said, "700..by uhhh 28c, so it's a little narrower." LOL. SHRAM NAAIN SPEED! LMAO!


I was referring to the Insight 1 that comes with 700 x 32c, at least it made you laugh !
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Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post
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Hybrid, not a rode bike...not even close.
It's funny because according to all the things that make a road bike a road bike, it is more of a road bike than a mountain bike. Bicycle companies themselves classifiy these as Performance Road bike or City Road bke. Sometimes (Fitness Road) bikes. But they are NEVER classified as mountain bikes. A hybrid is a generic term that means of a mix of something. OF COURSE IT'S a HYBRID. But a hybrid of WHAT? A Road bike and (Some of a mountain bike like handlebars/gearing)
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Hybrids or city bikes have pretty much the same geometry as mountain bikes. They also have straight bars and an upright riding position with the bars around the saddle height. They generally use mountain bike components as well. On the other side, the frames are designed to look like road frames, they use forks like a road bike, and tires half way in between around 28s,
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I think that is a good looking bike. The color is nice and it looks to have decent components. Many riders are now discovering the virtues of wider tires. I don't think THE BIKE will slow you down Enjoy it!
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider View Post
It's funny because according to all the things that make a road bike a road bike, it is more of a road bike than a mountain bike. Bicycle companies themselves classifiy these as Performance Road bike or City Road bke. Sometimes (Fitness Road) bikes. But they are NEVER classified as mountain bikes. A hybrid is a generic term that means of a mix of something. OF COURSE IT'S a HYBRID. But a hybrid of WHAT? A Road bike and (Some of a mountain bike like handlebars/gearing)
Very good description X-link, Hybrid all the way, just designed more for the road. Than a multi purpose model, And would not fall into the comfort category for sure. Maybe a definition like this would work ? "Street Hybrid" or "Road Hybrid" not heavy duty enough to make a tough City Commuter either I would think.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
I think that is a good looking bike. The color is nice and it looks to have decent components. Many riders are now discovering the virtues of wider tires. I don't think THE BIKE will slow you down Enjoy it!

Thanks on the compliments, I really do like it.
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Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive View Post
Very good description X-link, Hybrid all the way, just designed more for the road. Than a multi purpose model, And would not fall into the comfort category for sure. Maybe a definition like this would work ? "Street Hybrid" or "Road Hybrid" not heavy duty enough to make a tough City Commuter either I would think.
AKA a "flat bar road bike" according to some shops. Trek calls their FX series "fitness" bikes. It can be called by a number of names. They're hybrids, really, but more road bike than anything else. You'll see people riding them in club rides, and in charity events.
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