Originally posted by sanakruz
Get a nice light bike that has suspension and fits your price range.
Then change the tires for off road or racing or whatever.
LOW gears ratios-(15-20 speeds)
If I get suspension, I'm trading some power for it, yeah? For a hybrid use but leaning road, go front only ya think?
Why the low gear ratio? I'm in pretty good shape and this city is FLAT.
I know I'll need a pannier of some kind for transporting my gym gear. Thinking I can just wear my school backpack on my back for school runs. Dunno about carrying lunch to work, pannier again I guess. What's my best move for a pannier... front?
So, aluminum frame prolly... that work? I used to race BMX in my teens and the big thing then was Chromolly, they still use that?
I'll need a helmet. Hmmm, what else do I need to decide about?
Also, anyone have a fave brand for a low-end "starter" hybrid?