Why a Hybrid/Commuter Bike?
As David Fiedler, bike guru, points out, a “hybrid bike blends the best characteristics of both road and mountain bikes into a bike that is sturdy,comfortable and fast, and ideal for riding on streets and bike paths.”
Hybrid bikes are typically lower cost, but too often come equipped with inferior parts. The attractiveness of their initial low cost is frequently diminished by pervasive repair and marginal riding characteristics. But with careful selection, they can still be a good choice. It is critical to understand the tradeoffs between different hybrid models to select a bike that will meet your expectations.
Features of an hybrid bike that come from mountain bikes
- A more upright frame, offering a more comfortable riding position.
- Lower gear options for easier hill climbing.
- Wider tires for increased traction and comfort.
- Slightly wider tires for better traction and stability
Features that come from road bikes:
- Lighter rims for faster riding
- Lighter components and higher gearing for going faster
Who Uses a Hybrid Bike ?
Hybrid bikes can be a good choice for commuters and recreational riders.
If you envision leisurely Sunday rides in the Arnold Arboretum, occasional outings with friends in search of the perfect picnic spot and having fun while you exercise, commuting to or from work on the Southwest Corridor Parkway with a bike that is lighter weight, a hybrid or city bike is a good choice.
How to Choose a Hybrid/Commuter Bike
The key to finding a good hybrid bike is to find one with good components.
When using an hybrid bike to commute to work or school, you will need accessories such as lights, racks, and locks. Choose an hybrid bike with those built in features.
Call, or better yet, visit us and
we will help you choose the right bike for you.
Hybrid Bikes We Recommend
At Busted Knuckle, we offer the quality exception in the hybrid line with selected models of GT and Biria bikes.
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about our recommended Hybrid Bikes.