The Hybrid Bicycle ... A Great Allrounder
Also Known As: Trail Bikes
Unsure about what exactly is a hybrid bicycle?
Well it's kind of like a mongrel dog ... or a bitsa as we call them (a bit of this and a bit of that).
Essentially the hybrid bike is designed using features from three different styles of bicycles - the road bicycle, the mountain bike and a touring bicycle ... and this makes it a terrific allrounder kind of bicycle.
It steals its - upright seat position, frame geometry and handlebars - from the mountain bike.
It takes its - thin wheels and higher gears - from the road bicycle
And last but not least has copied the - adjustable handlebar stems, suspension seat posts, wider puncture resistant tyres, comfort oriented saddles and padded grips - of the more comfortable touring bicycle.
Sounds good huh? The best of all worlds ...
Popular Manufacturers Of Hybrid Bicycles:
Marin, Scott, Argon, Bianchi, Breezer, Burley, Cannondale, Devinci, Diamondback, Electra, Felt, Fuji, Gary Fisher, Giant, Ibex, Iron Horse, Jamis, K2, KHS, Kona, Mongoose, Motobecane, Norco, Raleigh, Rocky Mountain, Salsa, Schwinn, Sette, Specialized, Swobo, Trek, Vision.