how far on a hybrid?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by mark1974, 19 Jul 2012.

  1. mark1974

    mark1974 Active Member

    Location:
    cheshire
    just wondering how far anyone has cycled on a hybrid?
    and how long before you changed to a road bike or not?

    cheers
     
  2. MarkF

    MarkF Legendary Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Just cycled across Spain, Bilbao to Malaga on a Specialized Sirrus Sport. I only used that because my other bike was stolen, prior to the trip I'd ridden about 50 miles on it, in 2 rides only, a few days before I flew out. No problems, we fitted together after 2 or 3 days.

    Toured before several times on a Dawes Discovery, hybrids suit me, I've tried a tourer (Dawes Horizon) but went back, it's whatever suits/fits you best.
     
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  3. Its down to the individual but I did a couple of centuries on my Sirrus Spors before I progressed to a road bike.
     
  4. Peteaud

    Peteaud Veteran

    Location:
    South Somerset
    Still have my Trek 7500.

    Some days its nice to just pootle along.

    40 miles is not a proplam
     
  5. ohnovino

    ohnovino Large Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    8500 miles on my Trek 7.1 (including one 100-miler) before I got the roadie. It was briefly my second-choice bike, but during the recent wet spell it's regained top spot.
     
  6. Jodee1kenobi

    Jodee1kenobi Well-Known Member

    I have done 5500 miles on my hybrid (inc an 85 miler) and I will never use another bike for that kind of distance, I had a road bike and didn't get on with it. I always think that the more comfortable you are on a bike the more miles you are likely to do ^_^
     
  7. geo

    geo Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    Done the C2C twice on my hybrid,but much prefer the road bike
    great avatar by the way :smile:
     
  8. mcshroom

    mcshroom Bionic Subsonic

    Location:
    Egremont, Cumbria
    How about all the way round the world

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    http://www.markbeaumontonline.com/

    I haven't ridden that far, but I've done a 200 mile tour and about 90 miles in a single sitting on a hybrid. The only change I made to the standard spec was bar ends.

    I switched when I got a drop barred tourer on C2W, which was a much better spec and more than price of the hybrid, but I wouldn't have any worries about touring on my hybrid again
     
  9. MrJamie

    MrJamie Oaf on a Bike

    Not as much as many here, but 50 miles seemed fine on my front sus. hybrid, certainly comfy enough. I dont have a road bike to compare it to though :smile:
     
  10. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    oSLo
    I've done two long tours on hybids.

    4,500 km and 2,500+ km on two different Scott Sportsters. If you have a comfortable saddle, and the bike is set up for you, plus you pack and carry sensibly, then you can ride as far as your legs will take you. :smile:
     
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    mark1974

    mark1974 Active Member

    Location:
    cheshire
    YNWA or YNCA
    wow and you are like so young on the avatar hahaha
    and thanks for replys
     
  12. compo

    compo Veteran

    Location:
    Harlow
    Dun Run a few weeks ago (120 miles). I went the opposite way to many and went from road bike to hybrid, although I had a hybrid and a road bike. I sold the pair and bought a new Trek hybrid.
     
  13. Part time cyclist

    Part time cyclist Über Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Longest ride so far on my specialized Sirrus is. 106 miles in one go, thinking about doing the London to Paris on it
     
  14. nicruiser

    nicruiser Active Member

    As above, have a trek 7.1, had it a couple of years now and was the bike that got me into cycling. Would have done about 2000 miles on it. I have tried road bikes but never really got on with them, always go back to hybrid, especially for longer distances, do find it more comfortable which makes the miles easier lol
     
  15. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    Did Manchester to Cornwall fully loaded on my Sirrus sport,great bike which is still load lugging happily even after four years of abuse ! I added bar ends and a Brookes seat for extra comfort
     
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