Hybrids

Discussion in 'TwoSpoke Announcements & Comments' started by SteveM, May 31, 2009.

  1. SteveM

    SteveM New Member

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    Where do us hybrid riders fit in? While we are riding, we get sneered at by everyone, and we don't have our own forum here. : )

    Street bikes get one, mountain bikes get one, BMX bikes get one, even motorized bikes (God forbid) get one. How about a Hybrid forum? I admit that it's possible that I will end up being the only person who admits to riding one, so it might be a lonely place...
     
  2. Doc

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    Define a hybrid a bit more? I figured it would just get clumped up with road bikes but if you really think we should have a section then I will add one.
     

  3. Dae-Dae

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    Yeah, I need a bit more of an explanation on hybrids if you wouldn't mind. I'm not very familiar...
     
  4. Doc

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    I think hes referring to the bikes that you see that are sort of a cross between a mountain bike and road bike. I bike that is capable of doing light trails aswell as street duty.
     
  5. SteveM

    SteveM New Member

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    Yeah, that about describes it. I have a Trek 7200 (they still make them). It is fairly light weight, a standard frame but with sprung forks and seat. The tires are narrow but heavy and (when they were original) lugged. It is suitable for light off road and fine for street use. I can't keep up with road bikes on pavement, nor can I do real technical terrain, but I can take trails like the Manayunk Tow Path (part of the Schuylkill River Trail) faster than either, and I've never ridden it without seeing a road bike with a flat tire along the way.
     
  6. Doc

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    So what do you think, its own section or a sub section?
     
  7. faticone

    faticone New Member

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    I ride a hybrid as well... a bit more upright than the road bike good for more medium distance rides.. can pound pavement or hit trails...

    great all around bike in my opinion
     
  8. SteveM

    SteveM New Member

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    Well, since we hybrid riders are sneered upon :) by both road and off-road bikers, a new section, maybe - but not until there is some groundswell of opinion. In the mean time, I will use the road bike forum as my touchp[oint and see how it goes.

    Edit - wait now, I just noticed the new Unicycle, one speed and recumbent sections - what the heck, if they get a section, maybe us hybrid riders can have one also. There's a lot more of us then of those.

    Edit #2 - um...uh... : D
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009
  9. michaelangelo

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    I don't ride hybrid but maybe some more hybrid riders may be recruited over time!
     
  10. xjken99

    xjken99 New Member

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    Count my wife and I in, just picked up our Fisher Zambranos today.
     
  11. jwl325

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    Just me, but I tend to think "screw anyone" cycling who is sneering at anyone else on a bike.

    I'm into cycling for me--not someone else's assessment of my bike or my skill ("skill" in their eyes, LOL).

    My first bike upon getting back into this whole thing was a 7.3FX. When I decided to buy a road bike, I originally traded in my 7.3--but regretted it almost immediately, and took her back.

    She's my errands/nasty weather bike now--but an awesome bike none-the-less, and I'm thankful to still own her.

    Bill
     
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  12. goldentouch

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    I bought a Haro Heartland that the bike shop said was ideal for what I wanted to do. My supprise that it was what you call a hybrid. It does what I want now I have added one for my wife and a mountain bike for my grandson. Then Saturday I got a recumbent trike. If the bike shop hadn't been there to help I might have gotten a road bike which would not have worked or a mountain bike I don't need. No matter what we ride it is still human power.
     
  13. TxCyclist

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  14. markangela

    markangela New Member

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    I'll save my sneers for the guys half my age who are driving around when they should be on bikes. These are also the guys that think it's macho to give cyclists a hard time just for existing.