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DRC2205's Photo DRC2205 Posts: 8,845
3/14/11 2:33 P

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While I vote with WONGERCHI and Carolyn on this one--try every nbike you can and make sure it fits you well--I will also tell you I have a cyclocross bike for commuting and it's perfect!

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3/6/11 12:24 A

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Try lots of bikes and most of all, GET A GOOD FIT!
Everyone likes different things so it's really hard to recommend what you would need.
I used to commute on my old mountain bikes with touring tires on it for a combination of dirt trails and paved trails. It worked well for me, but other people probably wouldn't like or recommend that choice.

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MAR1376's Photo MAR1376 Posts: 45
3/5/11 9:38 P

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Thanks for the input :D

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DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 23,430
3/5/11 8:05 P

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My LBS recommended the Specialized Tricross when I approached them about not only a bike for commuting, but one that could do longer rides as well. I live @ 9 miles from my work. I bought it last Feb. and have LOVED it! They recommended it because of it's versatility as it is a cyclocross bike.

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3/5/11 4:10 P

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Sounds like a cross bike to me but I don't have one, so who am I to say. I wish I could bike to work!

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3/5/11 12:44 P

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No suggestions from me apart from go to your local bike shop and try lots of bikes.

Seriously.

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3/5/11 12:01 P

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Hi my biking friends,
haven't been here in a while but I am back. I am toying with the idea of buying a new bike. I want to ride my bike to work more. I have about a 12 mile one way journey. In the morning it's all down hill and the ride back home is a nice climb :D My route is mostly bike trails until the last 3 miles it's road. Any suggestions for a nice commuter.
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