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2/11/08 1:58 P

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Speak with a bike shop about upgrades. Lighter wheels and smaller tires go a long way.

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2/11/08 10:35 A

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thanks for the advice everyone - i'm going to have to search around to see which shops around here carry Bianchi - I haven't seen it at the couple I've been to. If I can't find a good deal on one, maybe I'll just get a tune up done on the mountain bike and see if it needs anything - it's better than no bike at all!

 
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2/11/08 9:51 A

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For that price range another good one is the Bianchi Rubino. Your best bet though is to check out some of the bike shops in your area.

Most places get new stock right about now and have fantastic prices on last years bike models. Just ask them and they will let you take one for a spin.

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2/11/08 9:33 A

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I have a hybrid, a GT Nomad LTD, and I've loved it. Unfortunately, I bought it too small and am now trying to sell it almost a year later. Sighh ...

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2/10/08 10:41 P

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Take a look at the Giant FCR. It's classified as a flat bar road bike. It looks like a hybrid bike and it's comfortable. It's good for all types of riding and it can go fast if you want, unlike heavier hybrids.


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2/10/08 9:16 P

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Ride that mountain bike for a bit before you purchase a hybrid. Personally I don't like the hybrids unless you are traveling less than 5 miles and just using it around the neighborhood. I also think they are clumsy. A good friend of mine fell off one and broke her leg...because it rides too high....your body just doesn't act as one with those bikes. My opinion.

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2/10/08 9:10 P

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Right now I have a mountain bike that was a hand me down from a friend. It's a good bike, but probably could use some maintenance. For the type of riding I'm planning on doing, I think a Hybrid may be more suited for me.

So my question is, can anyone recommend a good hybrid bike that won't break the bank? I guess I'm looking to spend under $500.

I've seen the Trek 7100 and Giant Cypress, but I'm wondering which other models might be out there for someone getting into riding...

Thanks for any help!

 
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