Apr 30, 2001 8:09 PM
|need some help with hybird bikes in the 500 to 800 dollar range. any comments or recomendations?? have looked at the trek7500/ specialized crossroads a1/ raleigh c500/ cannondale silk path 400...any owners of these bikes out there with comments??? thanks david|
|re: hybird bikes||BQ|
May 1, 2001 10:33 AM
|Have you looked at Trek? My wife and I have Trek hybrids that were in that price range a few years ago. They've been good hybrid bikes.|
|Trek is great||Ostimu|
May 1, 2001 12:33 PM
|I, too, have a Trek 7500 from 1998. It's been a wonderful bike for 3 years, although I'm going to replace it within the next few days with my first road bike. |
That should say something, though, that the bike has been enjoyable enough to not just keep me riding for 3 years, but make me serious enough to now go spend lots more on a road bike.
I live in New York City, and the Trek has been good on the both the good and the not-so-good roads in Manhattan. It's comfortable enough that I've gone on 60+ mile rides on it, and it's never needed any work. It's light enough that I can carry it up the four flights of stairs to my apartment.
Trek has largely redesigned their hybrid bikes since 1998, but I imagine they're even better now.
|re: hybrid bikes||John R.|
May 1, 2001 4:30 PM
|I was looking at a Trek hybrid a few years ago (around $400-$450, not sure which model) - the salesguy steered me away from it to a $400 Marin San Rafael. He claimed that it was a much higher quality frame for future upgrades. I don't really know if he is right (it was lighter and had more agressive geometry) but I have loved my Marin - now with several thousand miles on it.