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Re: Hybrid v mountain bike

02 June, 2011 10:18PM
It all depends on what you mean by trail riding.

If its muddy trails with a few rocks, the odd drop offs and long lumpy downhills, then a hybrid is not the bike for you. Get a decent hard tail and get good at swapping tyres from an off road set to a road set. The penalty you will pay is it will be slower on road than the hybrid because of the lower gearing and the ride position may not be as good.

If its dry, reasonably smooth prepared trails you are after then go for the hybrid. The penalty you pay is that you will have to be a bit wary when off road, you don't want to be hitting anything knobbly or you will trash the wheels or have a big off. I have had a hybrid on the top of the Lakeland fells so its surprising what you can do one one providing you keep within its limitations.
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Hybrid v mountain bike

Nick W 02 June, 2011 09:38PM

Re: Hybrid v mountain bike

DocB 02 June, 2011 10:18PM

Re: Hybrid v mountain bike

Nick W 03 June, 2011 07:35AM



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