Advice For Hybrid

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by ibrahim11, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. ibrahim11

    ibrahim11 New Member

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    Hi, I was looking at the GT Transeo 4.0 2015. Is this a good hybrid bike? I think it weights around 15KG/33LBS. The price is 400GBP = 635USD (http://www.evanscycles.com/products/gt/transeo-4-2015-hybrid-bike-ec070850)

    These are the specifications:
    Frame: GT Transeo Triple Triangle alloy smooth welded hydroformed (TTDT)
    Fork: SR Suntour NVX-DS HLO 75mm travel pre-load adj. Hydraulic Lockout
    Front Derailleur: Shimano FD M191
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus
    Number of Gears: 24
    Shifters: Shimano Altus EF-51 Rapid Fire plus
    Chainset: Suntour NEX
    Chainrings: 48/38/28
    Bottom Bracket: Cartridge sealed
    Cassette: Sunrace 8spd 11-32t
    Chain: KMC Z72
    Pedals: Nylon
    Brakeset: Tektro MD-M300 Mechanical disc 160mm rotor
    Brake Levers: Shimano EF-51
    Handlebars: GT Type R flat riser bar 31.8 × 640mm
    Stem: GT alloy stem
    Headset: Integrated 1 1/8 sealed bearing
    Grips: GT Wings
    Rims: Jalco JD200 Double Wall Alloy 32h
    Front Hub: All Terra Alloy 32h Disc Specific
    Rear Hub: All Terra Alloy 32h Freehub Disc Specific
    Spokes: Stainless steel 14g
    Front Tyre: 700×40c Innova LandTracker puncture protection
    Rear Tyre: 700×40c Innova LandTracker puncture protection
    Saddle: GT All Terra bio-morphic
    Seatpost: GT All Terra two bolt alloy
    Seat Binder: GT All Terra cold forged clamp QR

    Is this bike good for a hybrid at this price (from my local bike shop)? I'm only going to use it for local rides and sometimes to the gym. Or should I get a Carrera Crossfire 2 from halfords for 270GBP = 428USD. But halfords are very bad at assembling bikes so I don't feel like buying from them.
     
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  2. Darktone

    Darktone New Member

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    That is the exact same bike as the Schwinn Super Sport 1 like I just bought. Same colors too!
     
  3. NJAgent020

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    Have you considered the trek Fx 7.4?
    Similar price point with a carbon fork to smooth out a lot of bumps.

    I gotta say, based on the tire size (40 mm?) and the fact that you have hydraulic adjustable fork, this sounds like a mountain bike not really a hybrid.

    Nothing you said about how you plan to ride this bike makes me think its the right one for you.
     
  4. NJAgent020

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    If u have a Performance Bicycle shop near you, the transeo 4.0 sells for $499.99 but still, based on ur ride type, u should look at more of a hybrid like the specialized cirrus or trek fx series.
     
  5. oldbobcat

    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    This style of hybrid is called a dual-sport. It's meant for mixed pavement and dirt riding. It makes sense if you're planning to do considerable amount of riding on dirt roads and want the extra cush of the front shock.

    If weight reduction and crisp handling on decent roads take precedence over comfort on dirt, then a rigid fork bike like an FX certainly makes more sense.
     
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