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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Periodic bang on bike freewheel

First of all, this is a great community :) I have bought a trek FX 1 Stagger recently, and there is one problem which I’m not sure how to address. There is a noise coming out of the freewheel whenever ...
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What is the min / max size of tyres that can be used on BTwin MyBike with 26" wheels?

I was given a 2016 BTwin MyBike It had come with stock 1.95" tyres, and later were upgraded to 2" tyres I wish to change the tyres, i am wondering if i could put 2.10" or more wider ...
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Did I buy the wrong size hybrid bike?

I am a male who's 5'11" tall with an inseam of 32". Last summer I bought an Evo Grand Rapid 3 bike with an XL frame, 22"/56cm from a bike shop. I realized that the bike I bought is a ...
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Can a more aggressive geometry/set up be more fatiguing?

For context, I’ve been cycling on a cheap as chips second hand, effectively, “Walmart” type of bike for a couple of years. Not only was it my bike for general usage, I also used it for courier work. I’...
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Can i put off-road tires on a road focused hybrid? [duplicate]

I have recently bough a Nishiki Comp race hybrid that's more road focused. I have been using MTBs my whole life so it's pretty weird. Is there any way to put off-road tires on it also, it has 28" ...
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Boardman Hyb 8.6 - how to raise one piece handlebar/stem?

My battered old bike recently needed replacing. I have just bought a Boardman Hyb 8.6 I am 6ft with a 6ft arm span and 32-33” inside leg. I was in between sizes for most brands but generally advised ...
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Confused about the actual difference between flat-bar hybrid and endurance road geometries

I’ve been riding a Specialized Ruby (basically a Roubaix) for over a year, but just had major back surgery (lumbar fusion of 3 disks) and my surgeon suggested I change to a more upright hybrid frame. ...
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I put a 700 x 35c inner tube in my 700 x 38c tyre. Is my tyre in risk for a flat?

Even though i pumped in air , there is noticable noise and sponginess when the tyre rolls. Since its my daily commuter, i cant risk facing frequent flats too.
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New chain -no grinding , new cassette and chain -grinding

I've got a second hand bike. Doubt it ever had a chain replaced. Before I replaced the chain, it had an awful grinding sound. On replacement the machine worked perfectly and smoothly. (It's a Shimano ...
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Hybrid bike. ride with front suspension always locked: effects on fork durability

I am considering acquiring a hybrid bike with a front suspension, since it is the closest to what I want that I can find. But I do not want a front suspension, so I would always ride with it locked ...
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Industry standard weight limit for suspension forks and carbon fiber forks?

I followed the advice of people on this forum and upgraded to wider tires on my hybrid instead of buying a suspension fork. Thank you everyone that was a big help. I went from 32mm to 47mm on front ...
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heavy and want to ride again

I bought a street hybrid 2010 Giant Seek 0 a decade ago. It has maybe 30 miles on it. The bike has a 700c 25mm tires and solid Aluxx frame. I want to ride again but I'm 300 lbs. (136 kg) I'm ...
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Assuming fixed tire width, what features makes a tire more comfortable?

What features should I look for in 2" tires to maximize comfort on my Cannondale Adventure 1 with 27.5 wheels? I know that higher tpi/epi is considered softer. However, would a 67 tpi/epi ...
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How do I remove a stem cap with no visible bolt?

I want to replace my bike's stem cap, but it seems to have a cover over the bolt that I can't figure out how to remove. I've tried loosening the bolts that are underneath it, but that didn't seem to ...
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Identify missing screw from derailleur mount?

I've just noticed this screw is missing from the derailleur mount on my bicycle. I don't know how long it has been gone, or how it fell out, as I only noticed it when I had remove the rear wheel. It ...
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What is the Minelli bicycle brand?

I know quite a few people riding old and newer hybrid Minelli bikes. They seem to be cheap hybrid bicycles. Looking at their website, they still seem to be in business in 2023. They claim they have ...
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Can I upgrade my Montra Madrock 27.5T Orange from MTB to Hybrid

Bike details can be checked from below page https://www.trackandtrail.in/cycles/montra/montra-madrock-275t-29t-2021 https://montra.in/bikes/mtb/montra-madrock-29t/ The reason I want to try it is, ...
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Do I need a Goat Link on a Triban RC520?

I would like to build a 1x road bike with low gear ration for bike touring. I went across this article about mullet drivetrain and it looks like what I want. The Triban RC520 from Decathlon seems like ...
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Slick Hybrid Bike Tires on Steep Gravel Descent?

I'm trying to take my hybrid bike with slick hybrid tires down a short (maybe 200 foot) steep gravel descent with a gradient of around -25 percent (according to Strava). How should I ride this to ...
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Should I get 7 or 21 speeds for city commute?

I'm 5'10" 95kgs and am looking to buy a hybrid cycle for exercise. Have never ridden a geared bicycle before and was wondering if I should go with 7 or 21 gears. My commute would be within city ...
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I just want to know if my pinarello is legit and what is the model. The serial number at the bottom is 00000_05430

Pinarello serial number is 00000-05430 bought it second hand from my boss.
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More Speed Needed - Hybrid Bike

I initially bought a MTB which has 29x2.4" MTB tyres, then I noticed this is really hard to use on roads. My best average speed was 16Km/h from it. Then I bought a second-hand 2016 Specialized ...
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Are air forks suitable for everyday use?

I am looking to buy a hybrid bike for all-around use and several of the models I am looking at come with the Rockshox Paragon air fork. I would appreciate the comfort of well-functioning suspension as ...
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What is the difference between a hybrid bicycle and a MTB?

Please help me to figurout difference between Mountain Biks & Hybrid Bike
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Tube size and tyre size mismatch

I have spares of 700x25C tube for my old bike. I bought a new hybrid bike. Can I use them for my new bike with tyre size 700x35C?
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Converting flat bar to drop bar on Trek 7500 FX

I would like to change the flat bars on my Trek 7500 FX hybrid to drop bars but I have been unable to find 3x9 shifters that work with hydraulic disc brakes. Does such a thing exist? Are there other ...
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Uphill gears for Hybrid bike 21 speed

i am new to bike. I recently got 21 speed hybrid bike. I have used almost all gears combination but even slightest uphill is so difficult to pass. Everyone who is saying fitness matters in this, i don'...
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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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