Need Buying Advice For A Hybrid Of Cyclocross Bike

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  1. aperezy

    aperezy New Member

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    Hello Forum

    I am a road biker for many years, I currently ride a Fuji Altamira 3.0

    I am looking to do the Allegheny Trail (335 miles ...riding about 50 miles a day) on September. I checked the trail conditions and I think it is better for a Hybrid or Cyclocross bicycle.

    I don't know too much of these technologies and seeking for a kind buying advice. I can only afford up to $650

    I checked the Trek 7.2X but again I am not clear if this suits well the trails conditions

    Thanks
    Alfredo Perez
     
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  2. MotownBikeBoy

    MotownBikeBoy Active Member

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    Well, I've never owned any Trek, but it seems to get really good customer reviews and looks like a good choice for what you have planned
     
  3. aperezy

    aperezy New Member

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    Thanks MotownBikeBoy
     
  4. ABNPFDR

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    Not sure I would ever want to do a sustained trip like that on a Hybrid. 50 miles a day for a week straight would be a hard ride. This is where the upright position would work against you. It's designed more for shorter more recreational rides. I'm not saying it can't be done, just saying it's not the ideal tool for the job. It may however be the only tool in the price range,

    A Gravel Grinder (cross bike outfitted for non-race duty) is a better fit. A better position for sustained riding, you'll be able to slog your gear over hills and mountains better. You'll have trouble finding one in your price range new.
     
  5. aperezy

    aperezy New Member

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    Thanks ABNPFDR great advise...do you recomend any specific brand for me to look? if I understand your point it is better a cyclocross bike? am I right?

    I can wait and save a little bit more money

    Cheers
     
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