Hybrid bikes combine elements from different types of specialised bikes to make a bicycle suitable for a wide range of riding conditions, which can include road riding, commuting, or leisure riding on tracks and rougher surfaces. They usually provide a semi-upright comfortable riding position, and ...

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Hybrid, touring, or road bike for new commuter?

I live in Los Angeles and have a 2hr commute to UC Irvine by train with bus connections on either side. After doing this for a year, I am looking to start bike commuting to and from the train stations ...
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How can I increase my speed on my hybrid bike?

I have a Specialized hybrid bike, and when I'm out biking with friends who are on road bikes, I'm always lagging behind. Besides just plain getting better at biking, which of the following would make ...
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List of tools to take apart a bike to minimise space for storage

I have a bike that I would like to take apart to store for the winter. I live in a college dorm and don't have much space. What are the basic tools that I would need to take it apart? I think taking ...
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Converting Specialized Sirrus hybrid to drop bars [duplicate]

I have a Specialized Sirrus 2014 equipped w/ disc brakes. I'm quite happy with it for my commutes, yet after after spending a year with it, I kinda still long for the drop bars. What components would ...
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Is there a All-In-One Bike that I can use for several types of riding?

Is there a bike, which can be used for several types of riding? By this, I am referring to commutes, tours, cross country, off-road mountain biking, trailing especially. The bike should contain the ...
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looking for Lightweight inexpensive children's bike (120cm) available in uk [closed]

I'm looking for Lightweight inexpensive children's hybrid bike (120cm) available in uk for my six year old son. It seems to me at this age they don't need fancy brakes or lots of gears but would ...
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Are slick tires worth it for commuting?

I commute to work on a Marin San Rafael on roads over a mix of flat to steep roads. My bike came with "700 x 35c with Puncture Protection" semi-slick tires: In the bike shed at work I noticed ...
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Required 26.8mm diameter Seat Post

I have a Schwinn Searcher Sport 2011 Hybrid Bike, with a damaged seat post. Thus, I require a 26.8mm seat post with suspension. In India, I have searched, but I am not able to find a suitable seat ...
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How to improve my performance on a commute?

I commute to work on a Trek 7100e hybrid bike. It's about 15 miles (24km) each way, along flattish suburban roads and a (fairly smooth) canal towpath. It takes me about an hour. Due to the distance ...
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Hybrid bike stolen, trying to weigh factors for how to replace

I had my 2006 Trek 3700 stolen from my apartment today. I reported it to the police and should be getting at least a small amount of money from renter's insurance. It was locked with a Kryptonite ...
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What criteria should I be looking for in selecting a new hybrid bike model?

As a result of asking this question - Fracture in folding frame - safe to ride? - I've decided to look into getting a new bike. As stated in my previous question I cycle quite a lot, but I know next ...
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Retrofit lockout for a suspension fork?

I am new for cycling. I am searching for bikes on which I will ride mostly on roads, but also on terrains/mountains occasionally. After doing a few researches online, I finally decided to buy a hybrid ...
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Buying cheap now or saving for later?

I have been thinking of getting back into cycling after a long hiatus and need to buy a bike. Is it better to get a cheap bike now and build up strength + get a feel for what I want in the future OR ...
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schwinn men's trailway 28inch/700c

This is the bike I have http://www.target.com/p/schwinn-men-s-trailway-28-700c-hybrid-bike-bronze/-/A-15547829#prodSlot=_1_3 and i was wondering what tire and wheel to purchase. Thanks. The tire and ...
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Experiences of the Cannondale Headshok system?

Does anyone have any experience of the Cannondale Headshok suspension system, where the shock is in the head tube / above the fork? Are they reliable? I'm looking at a Cannondale Bad Boy 2 (2013) and ...
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What bicycle to buy for commuting to work and for leisure (Aberdeen)

I'm new to this forum and I hope someone can help me out. I have recently moved to the UK and I like to cycle. I'm looking for a bicycle with a small budget. I would mainly use the bike for ...
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How to climb a hill as a beginner

I'm a complete beginner cycling and I've recently started 3 times a week commuting on a hybrid 8 miles to work and 8 miles back. On the way there is a 5% gradient hill about half a mile long which is ...
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Kona Dr dew - drop handlebars [closed]

So I have a kona Dr dew which is technically a hybrid. More road bike than mountain. I've only had this bike less than a year but I really like the look of it but I want to install drop handlebars. I ...
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Disadvantages of Riding Larger Frame Sized Bike than Reccomended Frame Sized Bike

I unconsciously bought a bike which's frame size is larger than recommended. (My height is 163cm bikes frame size is for people 174-190cm) (I dont have any problems with reaching ground with my feet ...
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What should I look for in a cyclo cross bike

This will be my first cyclo cross bike and I am already using the same techniques with my mtb. My question is what should I look for in it. Since the country I live in does not have any official brand ...
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brief pain and swelling in hips during intense movement [closed]

Description: A brief painful, hot sensation, and swelling in hips. I can refer this as "overheat" as it will disappear if I rest my leg for few seconds, or very slow pedaling. When it disappear, it ...
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Lycra and hybrid bicycle

I just went for a 50 mile ride on my hybrid (1/3 on an unpaved trail, 2/3 on a paved trail), and I am curious regarding the outfit I'm wearing. Is it frowned upon to wear a skin tight (road bike ...
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Sourcing wheels for hybrid bike

I've got a performance hybrid I want to upgrade the wheelset for. I'm looking for narrow rims - I'd like to run 23c tires (so the "charts" suggest 15mm inner width) - with a 135mm (mountain bike) hub. ...
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What are the differences between road rims/wheels and hybrid?

I recently purchased a carbon fiber wheel for my bike. It turns out the wheel isn't right for my hybrid bike for a number of reasons: brake availability, hub diameter, rim width, etc. So now I'm on ...
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Hybrid bike change to road bike

I have a Sirrus Specialized road bike with flat/straight handlebars and a Carrera TDF 2014 edition. As much as I like it, I must say that I prefer the Siruss' frame. It's light and aero. I want to ...
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Hybrid or Road Bike?

I was given a Raleigh Venture comfort bike as a gift a few months ago, and took to riding very well. I am overweight, but dropping quickly. I started at 275 and sit around 250 now after two months of ...
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Disadvantage of Hybrid Bikes on Mountains

Everybody know that Hybrid bike can be used for mountain cycling. But I want to know what are the disadvantages if we do so? And what are disadvantages of using mountain bikes in cities.
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3 flats in 650 miles (1030 km) on hybrid bike. Tire pressure wrong?

I have a Giant hybrid (with 700x32c 65 PSI tires), stock tires, that I mainly ride on nice roads to and from work ~3.5 km/2.2 miles each way. I weigh 230 lbs/104 kg up from 200 lbs when I bought the ...
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How do I maximize my upper body workout from riding?

I often hear people say “your bike is a whole-body gym”. I know my upper body workout will never be close to the workout my legs get, but so long as I’m a bike commuter, I figure I ought to get as ...
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Biking in the winter more difficult?

I have two kids (about 70lbs/30kgs combined) whom I during the summer frequently took biking in a trailer (once I got them used to it, say a dozen trips this summer or slightly more). I biked 5+ ...
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I am 6ft and riding a firefox kompac. My speed never crosses 18kmph

What is the difference of having larger no of teeth in the front derailleur? does it help in speed and distance covered? Suggest a good hybrid on which I can achieve faster speeds? My budget is $700.
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Is it possible to have a cover over your chain,cassette,derailleur and cogs to avoid regular cleaning?

i was searching online for a product online but couldn't find anything.There are a lot of people creating new stuffs on crowd-funding projects like on kickstarter. I was wondering if if it is possible ...
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Fairings for an Upright Hybrid Bicycle?

Do front fairings have an advantage for upright bicycles? There are fairings for recumbent bicycles such as this Zipper one: I wanted to know if anybody has experienced increase in speed/reduction ...
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Choosing a ladies commuting bike for beginner [closed]

I am choosing a bike to ride to uni (about 12 miles a day) and I am not an experienced cyclist. My budget is about £450, so I was initially looking on ladies hybrid bikes like Specialized Ariel, ...
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Adding disc brake to a bike without rear disc brake mounts

I'm seeking advice on how to install disc brakes on a bike that does not have rear disc brake mounts. The bike I have is the Trek 7.1 FX. Does the Trek 7.1 FX have the mount for installing disc ...
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Problem with changing to high gear on the front derailleur on my new Bianchi Spillo Rubino Altus Rigid

It's a 24 speed bike with 3 gears on front (Cranks PROWHEEL 48/38/28T) and 8 on the rear. I rode it today and when I was moving the front gear to 3 to move the chain to the large ring I have to press ...
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Bike position - Town bike

I have found a lot of documentation on the internet on how to chose the correct riding position for a mountain bike or a road bike. The thing is that my bike doesn't fit in those classes. My bike is ...
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Buying first hybrid bike; better to put $ into components or disc brakes?

I'm looking to replace my 2008 comfort cruiser with a fitness style hybrid. My budget allows for maxing out at $500 (on the new fitness hybrid bike itself). I ride rails-to-trails with the kids, ...
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Shimano FD-M191 replaced with Shimano FD-M590

just replaced Shimano front derailleur (FD-M191) to FD-M590. And problem appears, on smallest cog chain rubs lightly on left side, and on biggest cog on right side. Just can't lower derailleur more ...
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Speed improvement from hybrid bike to road bike over 9km at 30 kmph?

What sort of speed improvement can I expect going from a $1000 hybrid bike (Merida Crossway Striker) to a $2000 road bike (Cannondale CAAD 10 - 105), all other things being equal? Presently I can ...
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Damaged (scraped) tire - what to do?

First of all, I am either inexperienced or very lucky because I have never had a flat bike tire in my life. Now comes the question. I have a basic "Specialized Sirrus 2013" hybrid bike which has run ...
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Will carbon fork make a huge difference when commuting?

I am considering a hybrid commuter bike, in particular I like Specialized Sirrus Elite Disc. This model however does not sport a carbon fiber fork. Only the more expensive model does, which I do not ...
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Why are single-speed bikes with disc brakes hard to find?

I've been looking around for bikes (decent frame & components), and find that hybrids do have disc brakes (hydraulic), but are never single-speed. While single-speed bikes typically have ...
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Road bike or hybrid bike?

I am buying my first bike as an adult person and I am torn between getting a road bike or a hybrid bike. I will be using the bike primarily for transportation (I am a college student living in a city) ...
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Are road tyres suitable for any off-road riding at all?

I'm looking to buy a bike for my commute - 6 miles a day. The commute itself is all on roads, so naturally I'm looking at road bikes. My main worry is that if I invest in such a bike I won't be able ...
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Transition between hybrid bike and endurance road bike

What are the different skills I need to develop when transitioning between a hybrid bike and an endurance road bike?
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Will speed/cadence sensor work with 650c bicycle

I plan to use speed/cadence sensor, however my bicycle wheel size is 650c. I guess, there are no problem about cadence. But for speed (wheel speed sensor), will it work correctly?
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Going from a 1x8 to 2x10 setup

After using my bike for a year I feel that although I enjoy the simplicity of a single chainring setup, I would prefer a more versatile 2x10 setup and would like to move to it. Currently the two ...
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Hybrid electric bikes, how do they work?

I'm about to move further away from work, so my 5.5 mile commute is going up to 12 miles (24 there and back). I'm not interested in using an elecrtic bike because I can't be bothered to pedal.. I ...
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Pain in my front shoulder muscle - suggestions? (Hybrid cycle)

I ride a hybrid cycle to/from work each day (10 km / 6 US miles each way). The handle bars are flat, and I ride with my thumbs gripped around the handle and 2 fingers close to or over the brakes (I ...