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Old 05-27-20, 05:51 AM
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Versatility

I am looking for some advice. I currently have 2 bikes, a road bike and a hybrid. Both are the same manufacturer. I am trying to figure out which bike is the most versatile so I can get ride of the other as I am trying to downsize stuff. I donít need both unless/until I get more into biking. When that happens I can look at getting a more specific bike to what I want to do in terms of riding.

My assumption is that the hybrid would be more versatile. Can anyone give me feedback/suggestions as to what to consider when deciding which bike to keep? Or which one is the most versatile and why?

Thank you.
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Old 05-27-20, 06:20 AM
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The bike you ride the most is the most versatile.
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Get rid of a bike? It does not compute.
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Too bad you can't post pics yet. We could have a bike beauty contest. I love a good bike pageant
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Originally Posted by FireflyFan View Post
I am looking for some advice. I currently have 2 bikes, a road bike and a hybrid. Both are the same manufacturer. I am trying to figure out which bike is the most versatile so I can get ride of the other as I am trying to downsize stuff. I donít need both unless/until I get more into biking. When that happens I can look at getting a more specific bike to what I want to do in terms of riding.

My assumption is that the hybrid would be more versatile. Can anyone give me feedback/suggestions as to what to consider when deciding which bike to keep? Or which one is the most versatile and why?

Thank you.
Only you can answer this.
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Old 05-27-20, 07:40 AM
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IN GENERAL

a bike with clearance for wider tires and/or fenders is more versatile than one that can only fit narrow tires and no fenders. Road bikes often have no capacity to fit tires over 25mm of width, and often fenders will not fit. Also, many road bikes don't have mounts for a rack, and a rack makes a bike into a truly versatile tool.

I would think the hybrid is most likely to have the features required to be 'versatile'.

But you never told us which bike you prefer riding. All the little details about which accessories you can fit are meaningless if the one that looks best on paper makes your back hurt or otherwise makes you miserable when you ride it.
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Old 05-27-20, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by FireflyFan View Post
I am looking for some advice. I currently have 2 bikes, a road bike and a hybrid. Both are the same manufacturer. I am trying to figure out which bike is the most versatile so I can get ride of the other as I am trying to downsize stuff. I donít need both unless/until I get more into biking. When that happens I can look at getting a more specific bike to what I want to do in terms of riding.

My assumption is that the hybrid would be more versatile. Can anyone give me feedback/suggestions as to what to consider when deciding which bike to keep? Or which one is the most versatile and why?

Thank you.
Doesn't make much sense to me. As has been said, hybrid is the more versatile of the two. But why get rid of the road bike, if you still plan to get a more specific bike in the future - you already have one versatile and one specific bike. If you were to decide biking is not your thing, you could then get rid of both.
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Originally Posted by FireflyFan View Post
I am looking for some advice. I currently have 2 bikes, a road bike and a hybrid. Both are the same manufacturer. I am trying to figure out which bike is the most versatile so I can get ride of the other as I am trying to downsize stuff. I donít need both unless/until I get more into biking. When that happens I can look at getting a more specific bike to what I want to do in terms of riding.

My assumption is that the hybrid would be more versatile. Can anyone give me feedback/suggestions as to what to consider when deciding which bike to keep? Or which one is the most versatile and why?

Thank you.
get rid of both and get a gravel bike, put whatever tires on it you need for your environment/needs
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