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Offline Ryan Callahan

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Swamp trails with a hybrid?
« on: September 23, 2014, 07:07:35 PM »
Greetings,

I have a schwinn hybrid bike at the moment and am curious if it is practical on any of the swamp groomed trails. My obvious consideration is there might be too sandy of strips for its use.

Thanks.

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Re: Swamp trails with a hybrid?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 07:59:07 PM »
I saw someone on a hybrid today at Hole in the Fence (Flatwoods). She looked to be handling it just fine.


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Re: Swamp trails with a hybrid?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 09:15:29 PM »
A hybrid will work okay for the green rated trails (or blue if you go to santos), but I wouldn't advice riding it on much else.
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Re: Swamp trails with a hybrid?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2014, 09:28:16 PM »
Greetings,

I have a schwinn hybrid bike at the moment and am curious if it is practical on any of the swamp groomed trails. My obvious consideration is there might be too sandy of strips for its use.

Thanks.
A hybrid would not be your first choice for off road trails, but it can be used for the less technical trails.  Thing is you will want knobby tires and not street tires on it.  Upgrade to an off road specific bike when you can if you decide you enjoy it.  Very few don't.

 

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