Here it is:
Yes. it is a hybrid. Its a Diamondback Edgewood LX in an XL frame. It actually arrived on Saturday, but I wasn't able to assemble it until Monday night. I LOVE IT! Its great to have a bike that is the right size for me. I have it mostly dialed in, but still have a few more adjustments to make to it.
Here are the stats for the bike from bikepedia.com:
|Sizes||SM (15"), M (17"), LG (19"), XL (21")|
|Frame & Fork|
|Frame Tubing Material||6061-T6 aluminum|
|Fork Brand & Model||Sport Comfort Suspension, 63mm travel|
|Rear Shock||Not applicable|
|Component Group||Hybrid Mix|
|Brakeset||Alloy linear brakes, Shimano EF-50 levers|
|Shift Levers||Shimano EF-51 EZ fire|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano TX50, 31.8mm top swing dual pull|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano TX55|
|Crankset||SR XCCT208 w/ chainguard, 28/38/48t teeth|
|Pedals||Avenir Comfort Platform|
|Bottom Bracket||Cartridge Type|
|BB Shell Width||Unspecified|
|Rear Cogs||7-speed, 14 - 34 teeth|
|Seatpost||Alloy Suspension, 27.2mm diameter|
|Saddle||DB Deluxe Hybrid Double Density Base w/ Coil spring|
|Handlebar||Steel 50mm rise|
|Handlebar Extensions||Not included|
|Handlebar Stem||Alloy Adjustable Quill|
|Headset||1 1/8" Threaded|
|Rims||SSW700 Double Tunnel Alloy, 32-hole|
|Tires||700 x 40c Kenda Cross|
|Spoke Brand||Stainless Steel stainless, 14ga. (2.0mm)|
As you can see it does have Shimano components, front suspension and adjustable handlebars. It also has a suspension seat post which isn't very effective for someone my size. I may swap that out in the future.
My first real ride was this morning and I was pleased. At least I was pleased after I put more air in the tires. I had approximated the air pressure Monday evening as my pump with the air gauge was out of order. The tires were greatly under inflated. After stopping to put more air into the tires, I was able to crank out 7 miles this morning in 39 minutes. Not the fastest, but respectable. I still think I'm under inflating the tires and will do a proper pressure check this evening.
One other tweak I need to make is to adjust the rear deraulier so that it engages the highest gear more efficiently. There seemed to be a struggle to get to the gear this morning. I also need to adjust the brakes as I had one that seemed to drag. Time and adjustments will allow me to dial it in to a very pleasing ride.
One other possible change down the road might be to the rear cassette. Since I'm going to mostly be staying on the pavement with this bike, I'm thinking I might want to go to an 11-28. Going to have to give it some time and miles before deciding to pull the trigger on making that change.