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Old 28th June 2017, 11:49   #3406
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If you do not have plans to do off-roading, go with hybrid. They are best suited for rides on paved roads. MTBs with the knobby tires and front shocks waste a lot of energy.
Can you recommend a hybrid that could stand 105 kilos? I was looking at the Mach City but the dealer said it cant stand so much weight.
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Can you recommend a hybrid that could stand 105 kilos? I was looking at the Mach City but the dealer said it cant stand so much weight.
I weigh 115. My Fuji Absolute can take upto 150 kilos.
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Can you recommend a hybrid that could stand 105 kilos? I was looking at the Mach City but the dealer said it cant stand so much weight.
I don't have much experience with the available hybrid models. The only one I know is the Montra Blues

I see that djpeesh has suggested Fuji Absolute. I checked the bike specs, and it looks a good spec'ed bike. Check it out.
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Can you recommend a hybrid that could stand 105 kilos? I was looking at the Mach City but the dealer said it cant stand so much weight.
I own a Fuji road bike and can vouch for its quality. I am sure the Absolute hybrid is equally well-built. However, if you want one, you will need to up your budget considerably. Even the cheapest Fuji hybrid costs more than Rs. 30,000. At your current budget, it has to be Indian brands - Montra or Firefox. Check out their websites.

Otherwise, look at used bikes or clearance sales. If you are lucky, you will get something considerably cheaper than the MRP. I believe BOTS (Bangalore) has a sale going on.
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Can you recommend a hybrid that could stand 105 kilos? I was looking at the Mach City but the dealer said it cant stand so much weight.
Most good quality bikes will take in heavy weighted folks too. As long as you get the ideal size of bike wrt to the rider's physic, the 100+ weight shouldn't be a problem.

If his/her body structure is big (say 6+ heights), then 29' bikes might be more ideal. Otherwise, pick any good brand (Montra, Fuji, Giant, Trek, and onwards) and you should be good enough.
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I am on the lookout to buy Metro tubes (26X1.75 Schrader valve)

Where in Bangalore can I buy these from ?
Have checked Dispensery Rd and its not available in shops there :(
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Can you recommend a hybrid that could stand 105 kilos? I was looking at the Mach City but the dealer said it cant stand so much weight.
Treks take 150 plus
Btwins 125 plus but being closer to 140 I have used the Rockrider 5 3 with hybrid tyres extensively.
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Dear cyclist, the worlds biggest cycling race started on 1st July. Yes, I'm talking about the Tour de France. Do visit following thread on TBHP for regular updates and discussion about this sporting spectacle.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intl-m...vent-year.html

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Anyone into vintage bicycles? This seems to be the new trend here. I am seriously considering this bike

https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/bik/6203608605.html

Steel is making a comeback. In randonneuring, it never left though!
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Looking for advice.
I am looking to upgrade my btwin my bike.
I ride in paved roads as well as rough terrain at least twice a week.
So inclined towards hybrids.
To start with I have shortlisted montra downtown and mach city Munich ,but willing to go a bit further.
Is it alright or shall I go for other models or brands?
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Bought myself a Firefox bicycle. An yearly pass for early morning biking into the Van Vihar National park, Bhopal, has made cycling such fun. Each day opens one to encounters of the wild kind. Just when you are tired and contemplate a brief stop, a furry wild creature would emerge from the bushes or make its presence felt from afar. With adrenaline pumping, out comes the phone and if I'm lucky, the star stays on for a click.
I carry the bike in my scorpio with the second row seats fully folded and the jump seats folded up. Creates a huge loading area.
What time you go to Van Vihar. I am there twice a month on Sundays. My usual timing is 7 am and remain there photographing birds till 10.
Infact we (myself and @Mr.mitsuvolk) are considering upgrading ourselves to a cycle. We can discuss options in person.
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So inclined towards hybrids.
To start with I have shortlisted montra downtown and mach city Munich ,but willing to go a bit further.
Is it alright or shall I go for other models or brands?
If you can increase your budget, look at international brands (Scott, Fuji, Giant, Schwinn, Merida, Cannondale, etc.). If you can't then Montra and Firefox are pretty decent. Look at the Montra blues / Firefox Rapide. They have better components than the Downtown.

I have a Montra Rock 650B HD MTB, which I am using in the rains. It's not quite as refined as my Fuji road bike, but, it's certainly not a bad bicycle. It's tough, stable and surprisingly quick.

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Thank you Aditya.
If I willing to spend up to 25000.Could you suggest a model?
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Can someone in Bangalore help me with putting together a Fixie? I find the colorful Fixies a tad too costly for my pocket!
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Thank you Aditya.
If I willing to spend up to 25000.Could you suggest a model?
Schwinn Supersport 3. Simple and light road-focussed hybrid. Else Montra Blues 1.1 / 1.2 (we have some happy owners on the forum) or Firefox Momentum.

Also look at used buys if you are open to the idea.
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