Questions tagged [hybrid-bike]

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 come fitted with slick or semi-slick tyres. Accessories such as mudguards and luggage are often fitted as standard.

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Front wheel squeak

I am wondering what is the correct solution to this problem and if I am diagnosing the problem correctly. Recently, my front wheel started squeaking once per revolution of the wheel. I tried to ...
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Getting mountain bike wheel sets for men's Infinity Boss Tree

Few years ago, I got a men's Infinity Boss Three hybrid bicycle from Costco. It comes with 700c tires. I would like to replace them with mountain bike wheels, inner tubes and tires for more ...
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Hybrid vs Touring weight carrying capacity

I am wondering why would someone choose a touring bike which is twice as much as a hybrid bike, after evaluating this. An aluminum frame hybrid bike is capable of carrying more weight than a steel ...
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26 inch or 29 inch wheel for hybrid road bike

I'm 5 foot 1, and I'm stuck between a two bikes one 29 inch wheel and the other 26 inch hybrid bikes (more towards road bike style) for errands around a metropolitan city. Both bikes have a small ...
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Front derailleur not having enough travel

I've got a bike running 9 gears in the back 3 in the front. This is the first bike I've been working on so it has some history. Also, I made plenty of mistakes while learning how to take care of a ...
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Why aren't 16" wheel city bikes more common?

I love the Brompton with its obvious folding capabilities. However the best part of the bike for me is not the folding but the fact that it's small with its 16" wheels and light/compact frame. I ...
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Oil squirting from somewhere on bike during ride

I have a hybrid-style bike (Dawes Discovery 301) with a Shimano Alivio/Deore gearset. After a recent ride I noticed that the light-coloured t-shirt I was wearing had been speckled with oil around the ...
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Chain clicking when pedaling?

I just purchased a new bike from my LBS today (Giant Escape 3 Disc 2021) and decided to take it out for a ride. I rode for maybe 4 miles and it rode perfectly for nearly the entire time until I ...
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Can I upgrade my flat handlebars to drop handlebars [duplicate]

I have a Giant Escape 3 Disc https://www.martinsbike.com/product/giant-escape-3-disc-383035-1.htm I usually ride about 10 miles every day, and I really like the look and feel of drop handlebars. is it ...
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Gravel bike vs hybrid bike speed

I saw a video on youtube where a test showed road bike about 7% faster than gravel bike. How does gravel bike compare to a hybrid bike on purely paved road speed wise? I have a hybrid now and mostly ...
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Are orange striped tires available anywhere for 700x32 hybrid? [closed]

I've been trying to find an orange striped or orange tire that is 700x32 for my hybrid bike to no avail. Is there such an animal or am I SOL?
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What features should a Mixed Use Urban Commuter Bike have?

Mixed Use Urban Commuter Bike I am in need of a new bike primarily for commuting, but am a bit uncertain of which type to buy. I am willing to shell out up to £500ish as it will see daily use. Issues ...
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Don't you think all of these rules and reputation crap is just a bit much? Are you people nuts or what? [closed]

A person was asking about the best way to make his hybrid bike more like a road bike. I am headed in that direction myself, and some of the ideas in response to the question were very helpful. But ...
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Help identifying bike model and worth

I am fairly new to working with bikes, and I have this vintage Nishiki Meridian bike, with a Cunningham design. I have tried searching online for this specific bike model but I cannot find much. I am ...
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Changing tyre size [duplicate]

A very basic question, sorry! I have a Giant hybrid bike, that currently has 700x38 tyres on 622x29 rims. I need to replace the tyres, as they are getting old and was wondering if I could change the ...
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Crankarm hitting frame - BB-R60 with GRX 1x11 Hybrid - Gravel conversion

Hope someone can help I'm converting a hybrid frame to a gravel/adventure bike and am using the GRX 1x11 rx600 cranks. I've got myself a BBR60 Ultegra bottom bracket but the left-hand (non-drive side) ...
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Recommendation for Carbon Hybrid Bike [closed]

After some trial and error (see another post of mine), I finally settled in on getting a carbon hybrid bike. I want carbon because it is lighter and I want a hybrid because I prefer a flat bar (just ...
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Do city bikes and hybrid bikes have different frame geometries that cause a performance difference?

I currently have a hybrid bike with a flat handlebar that I ride on roads for exercise and leisure. I want to replace it with a bike with an IGH and coaster brake so that less maintanence is required, ...
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Does anyone know what model/approximate year this Giant bike is?

Does anyone know the model and approximate year of this Giant bike? Thanks!!
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Can I ride on the beach with 32c tires?

I have a hybrid bike (Merida Speeder 200) with 700x32c tires. I've been using it on the road with great pleasure, but given the corona situation it's becoming quite crowded on the (nice) roads. ...
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Road bike control

After riding a hybrid bike for the last few years, I just got a used Cannondale SuperX road bike (CX to be accurate). I expected the change in geometry to be uncomfortable for a while, but what I didn’...
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What inner tube should I buy for 47 tire size, 650bx47c tires?

I'm pretty new on this and want to buy a spare inner tube. These are my specifications of the tires: Tire Size 47 Tires Maxxis DTR-1, 650b x 47c Wheel Size 27.5 Presta valve When I'm browsing, I see ...
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Reinstall a Shimano nexus 7 wheel after puncture?

I took my back wheel off to fix the tube. When trying to put back together the "gear cassette" I was struggling, it just wouldn’t fit. I eventually checked a youtube video that explains how ...
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What size of tyres can I use on my BTwin Original 5? [duplicate]

I own a hybrid, BTwin Orginal 5 which is almost 5 years old. Lately I've been doing a lot of road cycling. This bike comes with 700x42c ISO 44-622 size tyres which weigh in around a kg per pop. I wish ...
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Advisable to switch from 38 mm tires to 28 mm?

I have a urban/hybrid bike ( Riverside 500 that came with 38mm tires that I don't really have complaints with except some visible cracking since a year or so (which hasn't impacted feel, air retension ...
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Mountain Biking with Heavy Rider and Rigid Bike

I ride an early 90's Trek MultiTrack 700. It's a completely rigid, Cro-moly frame with 700c wheels, and, except for a new rear wheel (double wall rim) and cassette, all of the components are original. ...
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Cannondale CAAD 9 with gravel tires [duplicate]

is it possible to fit gravel tires for Cannondale CAAD 9? If yes then can you please suggest some good ones. The bike looks very similar to the one in the picture. Thank you in advance.
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CDF touring build with mtb crankset and road shifters

I want to build a genesis croix de fer bike. The usage of this bike will be touring, with rear and front panniers, for an approximately 6 month autonomy travel. I am starting from zero, so there are ...
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I am putting drop bars on one of my MTB Shimano 10 speed 1x Deore. I am looking for a road hydro shift lever

I will be putting road drop bars on one of my mtb's for this coming winter as a project that has Shimano 10 speed 1x Deore. My goal is to "simply"🙈😆 have road shift levers and hydraulic ...
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My front brakes contact the rim at different times instead of simultaneously. Is that normal or are they misaligned?

here's the video for reference When I lightly apply the brakes only one part makes contact with the wheel which makes a squeaking noise. How can I change this? I'm ...
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What's the better option to buy? [closed]

I am about to get myself a hybrid bike, but being tight on budget (~ 200USD). I didn't really have many options to choose from. I'd initially thought of buying this particular bike, Mach City Munich ...
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In need of guides to maintain the bike that I'm about to get [closed]

I'm about to get myself a cheap hybrid (costing ~200 USD) and I'd like to be able to learn how to maintain it on my own without having to go to a bike shop every now and then (and also because I'm a ...
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Bicycle buying suggestions please! [closed]

As of yet, like most other Indians, I've only ridden a single speed, which was brought for 4000 rupees, about 13 years ago.. Yes, it's still in use! My budget now is strictly 13000 INR for the bicycle ...
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Hybrid e bike suspension or no suspension

I am 64 and just taken up cycling again after a very long lay off. I ride purely for leisure and a mix of tarmac, canal tow paths and old railway tracks. Having looked at a number of e bikes i am ...
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My tire was slashed. Replaced the inner tube, but should I replace the tire as well?

Talking about a hybrid bike. As the title says my tire was slashed. It happened overnight and the cut is on the side, so I'm 99% sure it was slashed. I replaced the tube and have been riding without ...
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Carrera Crossfire 2 Hybrid Bike to a road bike [duplicate]

I have a Carrera Crossfire 2 Hybrid Bike. I would like to convert this to a full road bike. Is it possible?, if so what changes will I need to make.
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Turning MTB to hybrid

I have one mountain bike with its own tyre. I would like to turn that to a hybrid. My MTB tyre size is 26×2.125 57-557 what size should I purchase if I am going with hybrid tyres?
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Fitting 1 speed tyres on 21 speed bike

My bike (A FireFox Sniper V) has 26x2.1 knobbies. I cycle on urban roads, so I decided to upgrade to 26x1.95 hybrid tyres from BTWIN. But they have mentioned that it is a 1 speed hybrid tyre. Will it ...
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Hybrid/gravel bike mudguards/fenders with specific coverage

Are there any aftermarket fenders that only span from the chainstay to the seatstay? I don't trust the rigidity of full-length mudguards beyond the chainstay and this is only to minimize contamination ...
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Does covering 21-23km per day as a beginner hurt your knees?

I’m 29 years old and I have bought a hybrid bike 5 days back. I’m a beginner in this field and last time when I rode a bike was 15 years back. From last 5 days I’m covering 21 to 23km in approx 1 hour ...
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New innertube won't inflate when in the tyre

I'm replacing my inner tube after getting a flat. When I inflate the tyre with the new tube in, it feels soft- even though the pump says the pressure is 100PSI. The tube inflates and holds its shape ...
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Hybrid bike size issue.. help?

in need of help. Looking at buying a hybrid bike. Anxious on getting the correct size. Different sites say different things for the size I require. The bike I’m looking at is the carrera subway 1 men’...
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Can I use Giant Talon as a road bicycle?

I bought a Giant Talon bike and I got thinner tires. Can I use it for road and streets now?
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Looking to get correct size bike

I'm 59 years old, 6'6" with 36" inseam, I presently have a carbon Teschner road bike. looking for at either a gravel bike or hybrid bike I have not decided yet, but my main concern is getting the ...
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Can anyone recommend a bike for me? [closed]

Presently, I am riding a women's Trek road bike. I ride mostly flat roads and sidewalks, approximately 125 miles/week. My bike is 6 years old and I need a new bike. I felt this bike was too high ...
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I have a 2nd broken spoke after 300km on a new bike, is it the wheel or me?

I am new to riding. I rode as a kid but stopped for many years. My Physio recommended riding after a leg injury while running, so I went down to the local bike shop and brought a new bike. I am now ...
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Pros and cons of mixed hydraulic/mechanical brakes vs pure hydraulics

Title of question is self-explanatory. Recently, it was added to the market brakes that are an hybrid mix between the mechanical Bowden steel cable and hydraulic system, which their oil tank is near ...
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From hybrid bicycle to MTB

I have a 2013 Giant Escape 3. I intend to use it as an MTB or gravel bike. Please advise changes, if any, that I need to make to use the bike as an off road bicycle.
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Is it okay to buy a cycle from a new brand?

I'm from India and I was looking to buy a bicycle for some really long commutes and fitness rides. I'd mostly be doing paved roads with the occasional gravel/dirt. Some reading told me that I should ...
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What factors to take into account when choosing a hybrid bike?

I've decided I'd like to start commuting to work, but I'm not sure what factors I need to take into account when choosing a bike. I figured a hybrid bike suits my needs best, since I will be riding on ...
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