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Hybrid Bikes

When people talk about "hybrid" bikes, they're usually referring to bikes with upright positioning and 700c wheels (the same size wheels a road bike has). There are two main categories of hybrid bikes -- recreational and performance. Read on to learn about these two main types of hybrid bikes.

Hybrid bikes – Recreational

Recreational Hybrid

    • Designed to provide the upright positioning of a mountain bike with the smooth ride of a road bike

    • 700c wheels with moderately narrow tires provide a quick, quiet ride

    • High-rise handlebar reduces neck and shoulder fatigue for some riders

    • Most offer an adjustable stem, allowing the rider to adjust the handlebar height and cockpit length

    • Most offer many of the same features found on comfort bikes (suspension seat posts, gel-filled seats, upright handlebars, soft handlebar grips, easy-to-read gear indicators)

    • Wide range of gears and suspension forks smooth out the ride

  • Best suited for paved road riding (and paved bike paths)

Want to learn more about hybrid bikes? Consult our Buyer's Guide to Comfort and Hybrid Bikes.

Hybrid Bikes – Performance

Performance Hybrid

    • The lightweight feel and speed of a road bike is combined with upright positioning to create a bike that’s great for hard workout rides or serious commutes

    • Lightweight frames and rigid forks make for a light machine

    • Frame geometry combined with flat handlebar creates a rider position that is similar to that of a road bike, allowing the rider to engage more muscles when pedaling and be more efficient on the bike than is possible with a recreational hybrid

    • Wide range of gears

    • Light 700c wheels and narrow tires roll fast, have little friction and are easy to accelerate

  • Best suited for paved road riding (and paved bike paths)

Want to learn more about hybrid bikes? Consult our Buyer's Guide to Comfort and Hybrid Bikes.

 
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