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goldennugget
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Gary Chambers
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Good entry level hybrid bike?
I wouldn't mind taking it to Red Rock Canyon or Mt. Charleston for some mountain biking action, but for the most part I am looking for a bike I can ride in the streets with for a different kind of cardio other than running.



Walter White
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re: Good entry level hybrid bike?
I got a Trek Marlin 5 from a local shop a few years back. Solid entry level bike IMO. Think I paid $475 for it.


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Odysseus32
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re: Good entry level hybrid bike?
We got my wife a Specialized Crossroads about 5 years ago for $500. It's held up very well and it's a nice bike to ride. Very sturdy. I ride it sometimes for a change and I really like it.


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OhioLSUfan
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re: Good entry level hybrid bike?
Giant Escape Disc. Entry level hybrid with disc brakes


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meeple
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re: Good entry level hybrid bike?
Jamis Coda. Not for trails, though.
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alajones
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re: Good entry level hybrid bike?
Not trying to hijack the thread,

My son is having a hard time finding a new bike. He’s at about a $600 budget and wants a daily bike to pedal back and forth to Tech. He lives about 3 miles from campus. All the bike shops are out of inventory.


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SquatchDawg
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re: Good entry level hybrid bike?
I’ve been looking recently for one for my son and prices are through the roof due to a shortage. New Marlin 5s are almost $600. We’re looking at a GT Pro Aggressor from Dicks for $480. Components are good enough for what he needs and the frame is solid.

Good luck. Bikes are like TP mid COVID right now.
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AUjim
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re: Good entry level hybrid bike?
I bought a specialized rockhopper hard tail with lockout on the front last year and immediately had the shop put gravel type tires on it-i consider it a hybrid.....HOWEVER, i ended up riding basically 100% on the road and the gearing is just all wrong for that. All rookie mistakes....wish i would have just gotten a pure road bike


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jordan21210
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re: Good entry level hybrid bike?
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My son is having a hard time finding a new bike. He’s at about a $600 budget and wants a daily bike to pedal back and forth to Tech. He lives about 3 miles from campus. All the bike shops are out of inventory.

Get on Craigslist and buy a second hand name brand mountain bike from the 90’s to early 00’s, swap the knobby tires for some 26 x 2.1/2.3 gravel or road tires = best commuter bike ever.


LSU Patrick
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re: Good entry level hybrid bike?
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Get on Craigslist and buy a second hand name brand mountain bike from the 90’s to early 00’s, swap the knobby tires for some 26 x 2.1/2.3 gravel or road tires = best commuter bike ever.



Best advice yet.


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Cdawg
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re: Good entry level hybrid bike?
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My son is having a hard time finding a new bike. He’s at about a $600 budget and wants a daily bike to pedal back and forth to Tech. He lives about 3 miles from campus. All the bike shops are out of inventory.

Get some urban street cred and get a steel single speed or fixed gear. low maintenance and built for the beatings.

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I have a 4130 Chromoly that's about 6 years old and I've have around 2,500 miles on mine with zero problems. I've done 3 MS150's on it and use it as my daily beater. Bought it for a little under $500 but upgraded the saddle and tires. I get more comments and compliments on this bike than my other rides.
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alajones
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Derptown
Member since Oct 2005
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re: Good entry level hybrid bike?
Any particular brand? Trek, Schwinn?


ETA thanks CDawg. My son found a great one immediately that will arrive mid May.
This post was edited on 4/27 at 9:38 pm


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