1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
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    Newbie need help.

    I'm planning to buy my friend's bike. It's specialized sirrus pro. In good condition, new tires. Just need your opinion. Thanks... It's $300!
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    Don't.

    Hey, you asked for opinions.

    In longer, less facetious form, hybrids are like mountain bikes on the road and no better than cyclocross bikes on a trail.

    In a sense, $300 is not a terrible price for that bike. In another sense, a deal is only a deal if it's on something that you actually have a use for.

    What do you want to do with riding?
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Thanks, I already have a mountain bike and I'm looking for a road bike.

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    Then, get a REAL ROAD BIKE.....and not a hybrid. Recommend: Cannondale CAAD10 4
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    I had a Trek FX 7.3, and I thoroughly enjoyed riding that bike. I was looking for a flat-bar bike to ride on a rail-trail that wouldnt make me look like I was competing with the lycra spandex guys, and one I could ride to work every once in a while. The FX worked great for both.

    The Sirrus is a good bike, my wife has a women's that she loves. She is a non-competitor and enjoys riding on the road more than the single track.

    I wouldnt recommend one for fast A or B Group Rides, but I thought it was good for riding an avg of 15-17mph.

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