Gary Fisher Zebrano Hybrid Bike

DESCRIPTION

Frame Material: aluminum
Frame Angles: Unspecified
Sizes: 15", 17.5", 20", 22.5", 25", womens 15", womens 17.5", womens 20"
Colors: Silver/Metallic Blue
Fork: RST CT FREE T4, 50mm travel
Rear Shock: Unspecified
Brake Levers: aluminum linear-pull
Handlebar: Bontrager Crowbar Sport
Stem: adjustable rise
Headset: 1 1/8" threaded Threaded / Semi-cartidge
Front Der: Shimano C102
Crankset: Shimano C-203, 28/38/48 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Alivio
Pedals: platform, resin
Tires: 700 x 35c Bontrager Invert II

USER REVIEWS

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[May 26, 2021]
incremental1990


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Availed at an affordable price. Triple is good for all kinds of riding comfortable design. Can't believe that it gives me the satisfaction I've never had in my previous bike. Residential Plumbers

Weakness:

Can't find any.

Purchased:
New  
[Sep 12, 2006]
Pete
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Shimano components
Great looks (Black themed frame, black rims, black seat posts and handle bars)

Weakness:

Platform pedals don't grip, plastic "Gary Fisher" tread shredded quickly.

I was forced into buying a new bike after breaking the frame of my existing ride in an accident. It was early August and I soon found that most dealers could no longer get the XL frame I needed.

I didn't want to rehabilitate my old Raleigh 10 speed for the remaining 3-4 months of this cycling season.

I looked at the Giant Cypress, Rocky Mountain Whistler, Trek 7500, Gary Fisher Nirvana, Miele Toscana and the lovely Devinci Copehagen (another class of bike altogether). I ended up settling for the Zebrano S (front suspension)because I could get it now.

I've been commuting with a FS hybrid for 4 years and was confident I wanted to stay with that configuration. You never know when you will be forced off the bike path by a renegade goose or pass over a pothole that didn't exist the day before.

The ride is comfortable, and it is certainly faster than my old bike - thanks to the 8 speed cassette.

My biggest beef is the pedals. The cheap Wellgo plastic platforms don't grip well, particularly in wet weather. I've swapped in the old Wellgo MTB style pedals from my old bike.

I'm not in love with this ride, but it meets my commuting needs. Hopefully next time I will have the luxury of time when buying new bike.

Similar Products Used:

Miele San Marino

[Sep 30, 2005]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Overall quality - very solid bike, good components

Weakness:

None that I have encountered in 3 years.

I use this bike for almost daily exercise rides - about 40 miles per week. It is comfortable to ride and reasonably fast ( average close to 14 mph). I also use it for running errands (within 3 or 4 miles of my house). I hope to start doing some commuting with it in the near future. I upgraded from a 5 speed Schwinn "cruiser" so having an aluminum frame and 24 speeds was quite an improvement. The hybrid is perfect for me - I ride on neighborhood streets - fairly flat with a few hills. The tires are wider than a road bike and provide a smooth ride and excellent stability.

Similar Products Used:

None

[Sep 11, 2004]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light. Durable frame. Versatile.

Weakness:

Only room for one bottle cage on female version.

Great choice for a true hybrid. My wife wanted to ride but was afraid of road tires and this bike fit her perfect. She can still ride as fast as she wants and does fine off pavement.

Similar Products Used:

Treks, Specialized.

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