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7speed hybrid

srfvalsrfval Posts: 7
edited October 2015 in Road buying advice
Hi all,

I am in the process of buying the Orbea Urban 10 bike
It's exactly what I need, 90% on road and 10% soft trails, it's gorgeous and light but my only concern
is that it has only 7 speeds. There is a big chainset at the back set but are these enough?

Does anyone have any thought to share?



  • topdudetopdude Posts: 1,557
    Hi, it looks pretty good, nothing wrong with 7 gears but there could be some quite big jumps between gears.
    If it's comfy and the right size for you go for it :)
    He is not the messiah, he is a very naughty boy !!
  • srfvalsrfval Posts: 7
    Thanks topdude!

    Unfortunately the Urban 10 wasn't available at my size
    so I went for the 20 which the only difference is the lack of disc breaks.
    Will I be able to add disc breaks (if I decide to) since the frame and everything else is the same?
    How easy/difficult would that be? Not from me of course but from an experienced tech?

    Thank you!
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 12,024
    The frame isn't the same. No disk mounts on the 20 by the looks of it.
  • srfvalsrfval Posts: 7
    Hi imposter,
    are you sure? Cause from a big online bike store they said that the frame is exactly the same.
    Their only difference are the disc breaks, obviously, and a couple other minor things. How can I be sure?
    I also wrote to Orbea but never answered. That was a week ago.

    Other than that, what is your opinion for the 7 speeds and the Shimano TZ31 14-34t 7-Speed cassette?
    Will it be easy on the ride?

    edit: the geometry at orbea's site is exactly the same.

    Thank you!
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