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  • Bristles
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Hybrid Bike Experience
« on: April 06, 2016, 10:18:51 PM »
Anyone have experience with either a GT Transeo 1.0 or 2.0 or Specialized CrossTrail hybrid bike?  I'm at the point where I'm never going to ride single track again, and mostly ride 10-15 miles on flat pavement/dirt next to the beach.  The price for both bikes is roughly $1k new, and I should get several hundred bucks for my MTB on Craigslist.  The Specialized seems to have a bit nicer components, but both bikes get decent reviews.  In the end I might just have to head toan LBS or two (none of which undortunately carry both GT and Specialized bikes) a couple times to try them out...


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Re: Hybrid Bike Experience
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 10:32:21 PM »
I picked up a 2014 Crosstrail Disc on clearance last year, and am quite happy with it. I'm considering getting a road or touring bike for commuting, but my crosstrail is great for lazy day rides on easy trails and pavement.

Admittedly, I'm pretty easy to please... My last bike was a $10 garage sale special no-name mountain bike that my dad picked up for me when I was 12, that was about 3 or 4 sizes too big for me. Finally splurging on a new fancy bike was like going from a rusty old beater to a shiny new Benz.

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  • Bristles
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Re: Hybrid Bike Experience
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 10:38:44 AM »
I had a Specialized Allez that I sold to build a better commuter (fenders and a rack, etc), so I got a Specialized Sirrus.  Obviously much cheaper than a CrossTrail is those are going for $1k, but I have no complaints about the quality.