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4/16/10 7:22 P

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I have a hybrid as well and just love it. It's light and comfortable. I just got new pedals on it last week - clipless - and am anxious to give them a try. As soon as my allergies calm down I plan on getting the one fall out of the way. :)

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4/8/10 12:36 P

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I'm new to this team, too - and new to cycling. I am getting a bike for my birthday (5 days away) and chose a hybrid. I was able to try it out and really liked it. Go to a good shop where they know about bikes and they can guide you with your purchase. I am excited!! Can't wait to start!!
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4/7/10 9:56 P

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Welcome to the team. Sounds like you would be interested in a commuter bike. They are becoming quite popular these days. A hybrid will get you more upright, but is also heavy. Check with a local bike shop and see about test riding one. If you will be riding in a triathlon you may want to check out a road bike. They are much lighter and faster than either a hybrid or commuter. I have arthritis in my shoulder and didn't think I would be able to ride a road bike, but was pleasantly surprised.

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4/7/10 12:03 P

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Hi, I am an occasional Sparker, would like to be more consistent but can't seem to find the time to get on here. I came to this team to see if anyone could help me choose a starter bike. I am going to participate in a mini-triathlon in June and I need a bike. I don't want to spend alot of money on one until I know that biking is something I am going to enjoy doing. I have read some on the different types of bikes but still am confused. I think I want one that sits me upright instead of bent over and I don't think I want the kind with the big tires. I will mostly be using one to maybe ride 10-12 miles on at a time. Speed is not an issue at this point. I would really appreciate any kind of help. Thanks Gail

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