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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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Evaluating hybrid bike geometries

I am planning to buy a hybrid bike and have been evaluating a few geometries. Merida Speeder 100 Juliet 2018 Cannondale Quick 5 Disc Women's 2018 Marin Terra Linda 2 2019 Trek Zektor 2 2018 ...
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Can hybrid bikes be as fast as cyclocross bikes if we use an aero position instead?

Can hybrid bikes be as fast as cyclocross bikes if we use an aero position instead? There's quite a lot in common for both bikes. People claim that CX bikes are faster. It seems like the main reason ...
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Compatible tyre widths for 622 × 17 rims?

I have 622 × 17 rims on my hybrid and currently have 700×40c tyres on (came with the bike). I need a new rear tyre but I am not sure what I can get. From what I can find I should be fitting fairly ...
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What pressure should a tire have?

I am a new bike rider. Over three months, my wheels are a little bit flat. However I am not too sure as to what pressure I should pump them back up to. Currently they show 25 PSI (172 kPa). It is a ...
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Can’t seem to put the wheels back on the frame

I’ve removed both wheels to do some deep cleaning. And even though, I’ve removed the wheels before I would immediately pop them back on without a problem. This time I left them out for a few weeks, ...
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Is it a problem to have tires of different width?

I received a new tire for my bike. I believe this is a "Hybrid bike" in English and looks more or less like that image courtesy of Wikimedia I use it to commute, 50% on bike paths and 50% on easy ...
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Thoughts about tri bar / trekking bar on hybrid bicycle

I have an hybrid bicycle Firefox Rapide 21S. I ride regularly around 40 KM. In headwind I feel like I should be in aero position so sometimes I put my elbows on my handlebar and it helps to reduce ...
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Do hybrid bikes break/misalign easily?

Hi I recently bought a Brodie hybrid bike from a local bike store for ~$600 and as I know nothing about bikes I just trusted their recommendation to buy it. However on the way home today I made a ...
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Fuji Nevada 1.5 29er (2017) - 549$ or Trek Marlin 7 (2018) - 375$ (discount)? [closed]

Fuji Nevada 1.5 29er (2017) - 549$ or Trek Marlin 7 (2018) - 749$? Below are the URLs I am 6'3, 285lbs Trek - Marlin 7 | Trek Bikes (https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bike ... 7/p/17382/) Fuji - ...
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Is it harder to ride a comfort bike on a paved trail than a hybrid?

If I am on a "normal" paved by trail, hills, and straights, not mountains, sunny weather, and I have two bikes, a comfort bike and a hybrid. Is one harder to ride than the other? The distance will be ...
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Do freewheel/cassette/chains come as a set?

I've a Marin San Rafael, 2005. The cassette is an 8 speed 11-28 shimano, exact model number unknown. The chain and freewheel are whatever came with the bike.. I've always thought the chain had a ...
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Brake lever leaks. What to do?

My bike uses Tektro Auriga M290 -brakes. They've been great, but few months ago I noticed that there was some air inside the system. I didn't do anything and continued to use my bike. Yesterday I find ...
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What would be the best bike frame to build a gravel bike? [closed]

This handsome devil road bike is what im kinda looking for but i want some suggestions of what is the next best thing to start with, any ideas? I was looking for a good bike or bike frame that ...
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How to disassemble this v brake arm?

I have managed to repair 10yr old diamondback hybrid as different parts fail. I even disassembled the rear wheel to replace few spokes. But I cannot figure out how to disassemble the rear v-brake arm. ...
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Play in the suntour front suspension of my raleigh hybrid bike, what exactly is the problem? can i repair on my own?

I have a Raleigh Misceo 700c bike, and recently I can feel some play in the front suspension. At first I thought it was from the headset, so I did some adjustment by tightening the screw on the top ...
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9 speed SRAM X5 trigger shifter only clicks 5 times and skips through a lotta gears

Mongoose SX 6.5 26" Modified Was originally a MTB but made it a Frankenstein hybrid build. Just made the modifications this weekend and I thought it would go over smoothly. Got parts from a Novara ...
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When to shift gears on a hybrid bike?

I know what gears do what (what makes pedaling easier or harder), but my sister and I are having a debate on when exactly to shift. I think I read somewhere that it is better to shift when coasting or ...
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Comfort Bike for commuting?

I currently have a Trek 3500 Mountain bike which I use for commuting 34km total each day. I did put on thinner tires. My average speed is about 20 - 22 km/hr I'm tired of the leaning forward all the ...
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Could someone confirm my assumption about Btwin Original 520 Hybrid front wheel?

My friend has a Btwin Original 520 Hybrid Size M (Specs) His bike's front wheel was stolen and I would like to replace it with something cheap (no need for the dynamo hub, for example). I am a little ...
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MTB with dropbars, slick tyres & clipless vs Road Bike? [duplicate]

I'm training for triathlons and endurance races (runs & bikes). As I'm a student now, i've got little money to spare and it got me thinking on what I can do to my bike to make it faster. While ...
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Do I need a Road Bike to go fast?

Do I need a road bike to go fast, my average mph is normally around 11 - 12mph according to strava & fitbit The thing is I normally overtake most people, and some cars when I'm going downhill, ...
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Bike for many short city commute AND long distance travels (partially dirt road)

Disclaimer: I am a bike amateur, so my knowledge is very limited. I currently have an old model of the Pegasus Piazza, which I've been using for 4 years (I only replaced the saddle and the lights of ...
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Comparison of flat bar road bikes, cyclocross and hybrids for city and occasional dirt roads

I am looking for a new bike with following properties: comfortable for commute, promenades and fitness in the city and outside with occasional bad roads (dirt roads with some tree roots, bumps) and ...
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Replace V-Brakes with Caliper Brakes on a Flat Bar Road bike

I own an Fuji Absolute 1.4, a flat-bar road bike, 2013 model with 700x28c Tires and a carbon fork. The bike is really smooth but I am not happy with the braking power. I want to replace the existing V-...
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What size hub do I need for a Giant Escape 2 (2016)?

As I mentioned in a previous question, I'm in the process of replacing the stock rear wheel on my Giant Escape 2 (2016)(any comments/answers related to why and whether I need to replace it should be ...
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Finding the right size wheel for a electric bike kit [closed]

I want to convert my trek cross bike to a electric bike. I have 700c rear tire. The kits wheels seem to come in inches. What should I do?
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Rebuild or replace rear wheel on Giant Escape 2 (2016)?

I've had my Giant Escape 2 for just under a year. I do a 10 mile daily commute (total) in the hilly/crappy-road Atlanta area. I weigh 205 and carry 10-20 lbs of stuff in panniers on a rear rack. So as ...
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Raleigh Circa 2 Mens 2017 Hybrid Bike

Raleigh Circa 2 Mens 2017 Hybrid Bike What are the exact dimensions (in mm) of seat tube and top tube of 16'' frame of this model (CR216MBK)?
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Where should I look for a reliable chainguide for a large chainring (52T)?

I'm building a hybrid bicycle using a Specialized StumpJumper S-Works carbon frameset. The drive-train is 1x12. Wolf Tooth 52T cyclocross chainring, to beef up the top end gearing. (The chainring ...
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How to narrow down choices when finding a new bike?

I am about to buy a new bike. Not a second hand one; a brand new. I am looking at specifications and webshop prices to get an idea about what should and could buy, but the spectrum is too wide to ...
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Attaching LED strips to bike

I'm interested in attaching LED strip(s) onto the frame of my bike. Are there features of LED strips that I should be looking for when making my decision of which one to get? What's the best way to ...
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How do you know if your wheel is correctly centered?

I am from India and I have a one month old commuter bicycle. I have once tried adjusting front wheel using the quick release, but I haven't removed the tire. How do I know if the wheel is correctly ...
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Should I replace my tyres with something thinner?

I'm looking to buy a preowned Voodoo Marasa 2014 hybrid bike (full spec available here). The bike comes with the original 700 X 45C tyres, but I'm wondering if it is possible to replace them with ...
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What type of bike I should buy if I need to ride with a toddler

Which Bike (Mountain, Hyibrid, Cruiser or Road bike) I should buy if I want to carry my 3 year old daughter on a Child Carrier (fits in rear). Here is one image of child Carrier I have. It attaches ...
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Road Bike or Mountain [closed]

I have a 2014 Apollo Evade mountain bike that I have upgraded to ride on the roads for long journeys and commute. This bike now runs like a dream pretty fast for a bike that cost me £120 new plus £30 ...
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Could I have deformed the wheel of my new bike by being too heavy?

I bought a new hybrid bike (Saracen urban X2) and after two days, the rim of rear wheels got trouble. The shape of the wheel slightly changed from circle to earth like shape. A very little but I can ...
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Are deore 9 speed shifters compatible with Alivio & Altus derailleurs?

I have a 3x9 hybrid with an Alivo RD and Altus FD. The shifters are Altus. Can I upgrade my shifters to Deore M590 without changing my derailleurs? I plan on changing my derailleurs in the future but ...
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hybrid bike … too small? risks?

I bought a Schwinn from a big box. I'm regretting it for technical reasons (shifters, brakes), but I'm starting to wonder if the frame is too small. I have the seat way up and going down steep (...
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PSI and tube size

I ride a giant hybrid with tires that say SRX4 with 700x40c / 40-622 / 75 psi max. I recently had a tube go bad in the back tire. Today I replaced it with a tube I bought at the bike shop which reads ...
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Changing 700x35C tires with 25mm?

I'm riding on a hybrid bike with 700x35mm tires which is ideal in the city. Every now and then I could go on a ride outside of the city, covering distances in the vicinity of 80km and doing some ...
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How fast can you go over speed breakers?

so I've only recently started biking. I have a hybrid, Montra Trance Pro. So I went pretty fast over a few speed breakers, and that made me wonder, exactly how fast can I go over a bump? The rear ...
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I have a hybrid bike which the frame is too big, is there any modifications I can make to make it more comfortable?

I bought a hybrid bike from halfords around 6 months ago, however i have only recently had chance to ride it. I have found that the frame is too big, they wont exchange or give me a refund. I was ...
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Connect Trekking Bike Brakes to Road Bike Lever

A family member will give me his old (high class) trekking bike. I like the bike a lot but would like to swap the steering bar for a road bike one, which I am used to and like a lot. Is it possible ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...