Suggestion For A Hybrid Bike From Rei

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  1. leftybill

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    Disclaimer: I work at an REI selling bikes.

    That said, either will work well for general riding, but I'd stick with a bike that diesn't have a frint shock unless you will be doing some longer riding on rough (gravel/country) roads. The shocks add weight and can soak up some of your pedaling energy. If I was going to be doing most of my riding on paths, paved roads, or crushed gravel, I'd go with the Buzz. The steel frame will give you a pretty smooth ride, and the components have been upgraded this year. People who own them really seem to like them alot.

    Have fun looking!
     
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    Go to a real bike store, you'll pay more but you'll get more as the best brands only use independent speciality shops to represent their products.
     
  4. navin johnson

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    go recumbent and never look back.
     
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    I'd get the buzz. The low end suspension forks are really heavy, and really unnecessary for the casual rider. Especially on a hybrid. On a mtb, ok, you get a pass, but on a hybrid, just skip them.
     
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    You really can't look back on a recumbent. Not without a mirror.
     
  7. GovernorSilver

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    I've been shopping at REI and local bike shops alike. No complaints about either. BTW, I have not noticed much difference in prices of the bikes themselves. Bike accessories though are cheaper at REI right now due their Memorial Day sale. I just bought my first pair of bike shorts w/ chamois at REI and will probably go back to get a pair of panniers.

    I admit though I bought my bike at this shop because of this shop employee - she has irresistable soft-selling technique.

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