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    New question here. Globe Sport vs Crosstrail???

    Okay so I'm a noob to "nicer" bikes and I want to get a hybrid. Something I can take on light trails grave etc... but that I can use for fitness, communting, and joy riding. I think I've narrowed it down to two bikes. The first is the 07 Globe Sport. I test rode this bike on the street and light trail and liked it a lot. It was a fast bike which I really liked, but it did have a little bit of a ..harsh ride. "stiff is probably the best word. Then I found a LBS with the crosstrail. Impressive bike, but since we just got a snow storm, couldn't take it out for a test ride. I will later this week. My question is will the Crosstrail (29ers on it) be as fast as the Globe Sport (700c but thinner tires). I know the crosstrail is a "better" bike looking at teh components, but will it be as fast on the rode as the Globe Sport?

    Anyone have experience with them both???

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    Road or Dirt?

    If you get a hybrid bike you get the worst of both worlds. It will not perform good off road or on. If your going to be riding mostly on the road get a road bike. If you prefer dirt riding get a mtb. A hybrib is too slow/heavy for road riding and not really built to take on off road/dirt riding. Just my 2 cents!

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    Brainstump,
    Thanks I appreciate the reply. What do people commute in though? I would think it would be a bit taxing riding a full suspension bike into work everyday and it would be a bit jarring riding a road bike especially through the streets of DC! Do most people go one way or the other???

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    I think the the crosstail would be the way to go. That front fork is nice no matter where you ride, the tires have a bit more volume too, so that will also smooth out your ride, and i think the crosstail is tad lighter. I rode one at the shop the other day, and i was pleasantly surprised with it. I was planning on getting a langster as a commuter bike for myself, but the crosstail is giving it some competition now.

    Bottom line, on a commuter, comfort is king, which ever ones fits and feels the best to you, is the one you want to go with, you want a bike that you will feel comfortable and confident on for you commute.
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    Thanks!

    jut8,
    Thanks! You make a lot of sense. So you rode one too and liked it. Considering your variety of bikes, that's saying a lot. The weather has cleared up a bit here, so I think I'll test ride both tomorrow. I will make sure I look at comfort vice "cool" or "speed". Thanks again. I'll let everyone know what I get. Who knows, maybe there's another noob who's looking for the same thing. --nagrad99
    Last edited by nagrad99; 02-27-2007 at 06:33 PM.

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