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05-23-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By Bunnicula

No, not necessarily. I thought that too, butI...

No, not necessarily. I thought that too, butI quickly grew dissatisfied with the weight and slowness of my front suspension bike. If you're going to do hardpack dirt and gravel, like that found on...
05-23-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,130
Posted By Bunnicula

Jumbo for sure! A 1" clearance is sufficient,...

Jumbo for sure! A 1" clearance is sufficient, with your inseam an XL will be too small.

My BF is 6'2" and was fitted to a jumbo in the Quick, and his inseam is shorter than yours.
05-15-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bunnicula

Ride it, see how you like it.

Ride it, see how you like it.
05-15-13, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,995
Posted By Bunnicula

Has your wife been fitted to the xs frame in the...

Has your wife been fitted to the xs frame in the Quick? They tend to run on the small size to begin with, and I'm thinking a sm might be her size. I'm 5'6" and was fitted to a WSD large, and my 5ft...
05-11-13, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,428
Posted By Bunnicula

Nice looking bike! The Domane was a good choice.

Nice looking bike! The Domane was a good choice.
05-10-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,600
Posted By Bunnicula

Well here's a mini review for ya: ...

Well here's a mini review for ya:

http://www.bicycletimesmag.com/content/interbike-mini-review-raleigh-cadent
05-04-13, 06:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,478
Posted By Bunnicula

:thumb:Cfiber is correct. For your purposes,...

:thumb:Cfiber is correct. For your purposes, mountain bikes would be heavier and slower, and you (or your wife) would soon be wishing for a faster, lighter bike on pavement. Your hybrid bikes will be...
05-02-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,945
Posted By Bunnicula

I've used my Quick 3 SL for some rides up to 40...

I've used my Quick 3 SL for some rides up to 40 miles, some of them on hills in Maine. I've done 30-35 mile rides on dirt and gravel MUPs. The Quick is a great hybrid - agile, nimble, and smooth on...
04-30-13, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Bunnicula

The Ruby would be a great bike (that's what I...

The Ruby would be a great bike (that's what I ride also), though somewhat pricey. The carbon frame does dampen a lot of unpleasant road vibration. The Trek Lexa, the Dolce, Cannondale Synapse are all...
04-27-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,389
Posted By Bunnicula

I agree with this. It sounds like you thought out...

I agree with this. It sounds like you thought out your needs when buying the hybrid. Well, part of your needs. The other part is wanting to go faster, easier. That may be (probably is) something that...
04-25-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By Bunnicula

One thought comes to my mind - the Giant Escape...

One thought comes to my mind - the Giant Escape SHOULD have better components, it's a higher priced bike than the Quick 4. Have you considered trying the Quick 3? The components are better, you have...
04-23-13, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By Bunnicula

I'd go with the FX, but much prefer a 7.4 or 7.3....

I'd go with the FX, but much prefer a 7.4 or 7.3. You can often find FXs for sale used, as a lot of people move up to road bikes from the hybrids.

Try a Cannondale Quick 4 also, if you have a...
04-22-13, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,523
Posted By Bunnicula

I get that you don't want a girley bike, I don't...

I get that you don't want a girley bike, I don't like them either and I'm a female too. :)

Cannondale and Specialized make nice quality frames. I have both, as well as a Trek. The C'dale and Spec...
04-19-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,523
Posted By Bunnicula

Or Cannondale Quick 4 or 3. Both have carbon...

Or Cannondale Quick 4 or 3. Both have carbon forks, a very nice feature. The 4 is cheaper, and has slightly wider and nubbier tires. The 3 lists for $940, but you can get it cheaper. They ride really...
04-16-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,908
Posted By Bunnicula

Well, I sorta agree - the Quick 3. Don't...

Well, I sorta agree - the Quick 3.

Don't think much of the Trek 7.2...
04-14-13, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,540
Posted By Bunnicula

That's easy, whichever one she likes best! They...

That's easy, whichever one she likes best! They both have lower and higher end models in their series, the higher the model the nicer they ride, imo. I couldn't quite get comfortable on the FX frame...
04-14-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,227
Posted By Bunnicula

$800 IS a big price jump. Before you plunk down...

$800 IS a big price jump. Before you plunk down that much for a hybrid research your alternatives, and try them all. While I'm a big fan of Specialized (my road bike is a Specialized), I don't see...
04-07-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By Bunnicula

Don't know that particular bike, but Felt makes...

Don't know that particular bike, but Felt makes really nice bikes at a great price point. When I was looking for my road bike I ended up buying a Specialized, but the Felt I rode after I made my...
04-07-13, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,152
Posted By Bunnicula

Really, it's whatever bike you like the best. I...

Really, it's whatever bike you like the best. I would recommend the Cannondale Quick 3, which you can pick up for around the $800 mark, if you shop around. That price seems high for a Quick 4. The 3...
09-05-12, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By Bunnicula

Imo, the right CF road bike is a joy to ride, and...

Imo, the right CF road bike is a joy to ride, and a pleasure to own. I love mine. When I decided to get a road bike the aluminum CF forked models were not that much faster or lighter than my...
08-26-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,494
Posted By Bunnicula

Yes, the difference between the 3 and 4 is well...

Yes, the difference between the 3 and 4 is well worth the $110. The carbon fork alone would justify it. You will find that it dampens road buzz. Contrary to some opinions, carbon fiber is extremely...
08-25-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,170
Posted By Bunnicula

It really isn't a matter of her being fast...

It really isn't a matter of her being fast enough, it's more a matter of you riding slower, and not at maximum speed. ANY bike can go slow, lol. ;)
Enjoy!
08-22-12, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,272
Posted By Bunnicula

Congrats, Leo! The Quick 3 is a very nice riding...

Congrats, Leo! The Quick 3 is a very nice riding bike, comfortable as you said, well-balanced and agile. I'm sure you're going to love riding your new bike. I keep saying, the Quick 3 CAN be found at...
08-19-12, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,170
Posted By Bunnicula

I would agree, if you like the Defy then get it....

I would agree, if you like the Defy then get it. Roadies and hybrids CAN ride together, lol. I've ridden my road bike with a friend who rides a heavy mountain bike. When I ride at a casual or...
08-19-12, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,163
Posted By Bunnicula

It probably would handle gravel just fine. I'm...

It probably would handle gravel just fine. I'm not a fan of Trek's aluminum frames myself, though. Just imo.
08-19-12, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,593
Posted By Bunnicula

Good considerations are being mentioned here. I...

Good considerations are being mentioned here. I do hope your wife isn't scared off biking now! A broken bone takes some healing time and will hurt for quite a while.

The Giant models mentioned are...
08-19-12, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By Bunnicula

Which bike do you like the ride of the best?...

Which bike do you like the ride of the best? That's the one to go for. I like brands like Wilier, Orbea, and Pinarello because they do make nice looking frames and you don't see them as often. But...
08-16-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,583
Posted By Bunnicula

I've ridden a few Felt road bikes and liked them...

I've ridden a few Felt road bikes and liked them very much. I haven't tried their hybrids. The problem with buying a bike online is that you don't get to try the bike. All frame geometries are...
08-09-12, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,741
Posted By Bunnicula

Hooray, glad the gloves helped! Specialized...

Hooray, glad the gloves helped!
Specialized makes nice gloves. I bought a pair of their Comps a few weeks back, and I love them.
Gloves are useful for wiping the sweat off your face, too. ;)
08-09-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By Bunnicula

So now you lost me. You cannot get to 4 mph on a...

So now you lost me. You cannot get to 4 mph on a Trek 7.0? Yes, put the bike in a different gear and get some peddling going on. Even this bike is much lighter than your old bike. You should be able...
08-09-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,241
Posted By Bunnicula

I would agree. It's not that the price is far...

I would agree. It's not that the price is far off, but I'd be looking for a higher level FX if I were going to buy one. It'll ride much nicer.
08-09-12, 05:46 PM
08-09-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By Bunnicula

Have you looked for used on CL? I see plenty of...

Have you looked for used on CL? I see plenty of hybrids in my area, people trading up to road bikes quite often. Would certainly be cheaper, could prolly find a higher level FX than a 7.2, which will...
08-09-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,722
Posted By Bunnicula

Try the Cannondale Quick 4. It was Bicycling...

Try the Cannondale Quick 4. It was Bicycling Magazine's Editors Choice for best flat bar/hybrid for 2012. Will be around $600, maybe less if it's a 2012 and the 2013s have come out. It has a carbon...
08-05-12, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,341
Posted By Bunnicula

I know your question is whether or not a...

I know your question is whether or not a suspension fork can be added, but in most cases a suspension fork is totally unneccesary on a hybrid, and is just added weight that will slow you down. If you...
08-04-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,925
Posted By Bunnicula

Nope, wouldn't worry about it. Most shops put...

Nope, wouldn't worry about it. Most shops put their bikes together, put them out on the floor, and it sits there for people to ride and try out until somebody decides to buy it. So theoretically, any...
08-04-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,741
Posted By Bunnicula

Yes, Ergon grips are nice and worth the money....

Yes, Ergon grips are nice and worth the money. Get good gloves first (I consider them a cycling essential), note any differences, then consider getting the Ergons for added comfort.

I also find...
08-04-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,272
Posted By Bunnicula

Yes, 32c tires are not a problem on pavement as...

Yes, 32c tires are not a problem on pavement as long as you have the right tire. 20mph and faster is sustainable. I've done 40 mile rides on my hybrid, and been almost as comfortable and just a few...
08-02-12, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,920
Posted By Bunnicula

Agree. Specialized makes good saddles too. But I...

Agree. Specialized makes good saddles too. But I haven't been able to get comfortable on a Bontrager (stock on Trek) myself, though.
08-02-12, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By Bunnicula

I'm also a fan of the Sigma. Good variety of...

I'm also a fan of the Sigma. Good variety of functions, easy to read. Don't like the Specialized one very much. But it'll be fine for now. ;)

In general, wireless is neater looking. Some brands...
08-02-12, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,095
Posted By Bunnicula

Try them all, plus more! Get the one that you...

Try them all, plus more! Get the one that you like the ride of the best. Hybrids are very versatile as a group, and as riders our needs/likes/perceptions vary. It all depends on what you're looking...
08-02-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,954
Posted By Bunnicula

Consider the stock tires that come on the Quick...

Consider the stock tires that come on the Quick 3, which rides much more road-like than the 4. My 3 has Continental City Contacts. Though they're still 32c, you'd probably be able to go down to 28s,...
08-02-12, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,741
Posted By Bunnicula

I find the Cannondale grips very comfortable in...

I find the Cannondale grips very comfortable in general. Two other things to consider - are you wearing padded gloves? They help a lot with alleviating numbness. Also, do you ride with locked...
07-31-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By Bunnicula

You said you love how they both ride, so I assume...

You said you love how they both ride, so I assume that you liked the ride equally? I'd go with the Quick 4, but I like the Sirrus as well. The Quick has a carbon fork to help dampen road vibration, I...
07-28-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By Bunnicula

The fact that you even made that ride makes you a...

The fact that you even made that ride makes you a hero in my book. I couldn't do it on my much lighter bike and weighing a lot less. Congrats to you!
07-28-12, 05:27 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,980
Posted By Bunnicula

Lol, my daughter, a former gymnast, is extremely...

Lol, my daughter, a former gymnast, is extremely fit and has done some triathlons. Riding a few hills gives her a workout unlike any other.

Cannondale's stock saddle do suck. I second the idea of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,658
Posted By Bunnicula

I have a carbon fiber road bike that I love. But...

I have a carbon fiber road bike that I love. But I also enjoy travelling around, often out of state, riding different rail trails, and for those I take my hybrid. No need for the extra weight of...
07-28-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By Bunnicula

Yes, flat bar road bikes ARE considered hybrids....

Yes, flat bar road bikes ARE considered hybrids. There are quite a few choices that don't have cushy seats and really upright stances. Plus, a good fitting can alter the riding position to one that's...
07-27-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By Bunnicula

I like to carry stuff too, just in case I might...

I like to carry stuff too, just in case I might need it. You have all your flat parafinalia (tube, patches, levers), nitro pump, food, comb, cell phone, keys, band aids, and more, I think. I'd never...
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