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!
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.
Edited by: ELLA2012 at: 2/10/2008 (22:41)
Fitness Minutes: (192,070) Posts: 6,604 2/10/08 9:16 P
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.
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...
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