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Which Sports Hybrid?

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Jim77, 1 Apr 2008.

  1. Jim77

    Jim77 New Member

    Very new to this so going mostly on not very much ... but:

    Ridgeback Supernova


    Scott Sportster P1 or P2 ?
  2. Jim77

    Jim77 New Member

    Or something else, obviously...
  3. Alcdrew

    Alcdrew Senior Member

    Don't know either of those bikes, but both the Scott's have front suspension, I was under the impersion that suspension and fast didn't generally go hand in hand.

    I would say have a look at the Trek FX range, they are nice looking and a fast hybrid IMO.

    Also what sort of budget are you looking at spending? As there is a big jump to the p1 price compared to the other two bikes.
  4. Jim77

    Jim77 New Member

    Budget around £650 - £800.

    I do want something than can cope with dirt tracks too, (I am not talking serious off road stuff) I am not likely to be giving it lots of road use but there are a lot of cycle ways around me that are a mixture of tarmac and dirt.
  5. Jim77

    Jim77 New Member

    Those Trek FXs do look good btw...
  6. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    O' slO'
    I've got a Trek 4400 MTB, a Scott Sportster P3, and an old Specialized. All three are used for different cycling 'genres'! :biggrin:

    I think a Sportster would be good for your needs.
  7. Alcdrew

    Alcdrew Senior Member

    Was the best I found when I was looking, but my budget was a bit lower than yours and my use different. Mine been road/ paved bike path. None of this semi of road stuff. I think the FX's are defo just for road/pavement use, although saying that the 7.5 I have has good clearance so you could get some chunkyish cross tyres on there making it a possibility. But if you planned routes are bumpy you probably will appreciate the front suspension of the Scott’s
  8. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    same old same old

    go to a decent LBS that specialises in that sort of bikes and see what they have, they'll be stuff out there you won't have seen and they can recomend stuff suited to you

    my very local LBS is on the edge of Epping Forest and couldn't even sell me a road bike other than two top end Canondales, they've got a row of hybrids for commuters and the rest of the shop is banged out with MTBs and variations of MTBs

    that sort of shop