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

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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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Technique for Riding a Hybrid Bike on Trails and Switching to Knobbed Tires?

I've been riding a hybrid bike on some intermediate mountain bike trails(at least according to MTB project), and it's been really fun. While I'm not able to "send it" as hard as some of the ...
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Can I do brevets (long distance rides) on my hybrid bike? If yes, how to start?

I have a hybrid bike with 27" large frame, 700c wheels and 35mm tires. Can I do brevets (long distance ride) on this bike? If yes, what are the points I should start working on to achieve this? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I avoid hard-packed crusher dust trails with my hybrid?

I ride a Trek FX 7.2, with 35mm Bontrager hard-case lite hybrid tires. I'm still fairly new and inexperienced with cycling, and I've driven exclusively on roads so far. I'm looking to start ...
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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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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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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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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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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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