MTB hybrid

dizzyduck Posts: 39
edited April 2011 in MTB beginners
Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc
Specialized Crosstrail
Giant Roam XR 3
Giant Roam 3

Which is best? Is lockout really worth paying for if I'm riding on canal/cycle paths 80% of the time?


  • diy
    diy Posts: 6,473
    or get a proper mtb and buy some slicker, fast track tyres?

    I've never understood the thinking behind hybrids.
  • andy46
    andy46 Posts: 1,666

    a hardtail mtb would be much more versatile should your riding progress and you'd like to try trail centres etc.
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  • long_guts
    long_guts Posts: 44
    Hybrids have the advantage of taller wheels so tend to ride smoother as such with less effort.
  • cooldad
    cooldad Posts: 32,599
    Depends on the other 20% of the time.
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  • xtremedash
    xtremedash Posts: 182
    Get on them and see which ones are comfortable. If you ride on lots of smooth surfaces and don't want to waste energy then suspension lockout is useful.
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