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Re: Should I buy a new hybrid bike ?

04 September, 2011 08:34PM
Hi Sarah

I would suggest tire size 700*35 or 700*38 with a mild tread as being more suitable for forest tracks and general off-road use.

You'll appreciate a light bike when you have to lift it up some stairs or over an obstacle (e.g. locked gate).


A few more points for you to consider:

If you are likely to be riding your bike when roads are wet or over slightly muddy/damp paths then mudguards are a good idea.

If you want to carry any luggage on the bike then consider a rear carrier (a backpack makes the bike less stable and is not a good idea for any significant distances).

Are your legs strong enough to use the top gear on that bike, or is it worth making all the gears a bit lower by fitting 44-34-24 chainrings instead of the standard 48-38-28 (or going even lower with 42-32-22).

- Murray
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