Hybrids: Bridgestone XO-3
Forbes; New York; May 9, 1994; Moir, Allison; Padley, Greg;
All terrain bicycles
Bridgestone Cycle Inc
Moir and Padley review Bridgestone's XO-3, an all-terrain bicycle.
Copyright Forbes May 9, 1994
BRIDGESTONE XO-3. AROUND $600.
This bike comes close to breaking the hybrid rule-of-thumb; that is, don't go off-road. Instead of large-diameter wheels used on road bikes and hybrids, the XO-3 has stronger, 26" mountain-bike rims. Sold with 1.1" slick tires for street riding, the XO-3 can be re-fitted with 1.9" mountain-bike tires and can be ridden on almost any trail. Unlike the single-position, straight handlebars found on most other hybrids, the XO-3 sports aluminum, multiple position "mustache" handlebars, like paperboy bikes, so you can vary the position of your upper body. No other hybrid on the market or on the roads is more versatile. Bridgestone: 800-328-2453.