What is a Hybrid Bike?
A question on many cyclists minds at the moment is what exactly is a Hybrid Bike and what can it add to my collection? Well by the end of this article you should be able to answer this question with ease and confidence. Hybrid Bikes have seen a massive surge in popularity in recent years, and there must be a reason for this, we have come up with some interesting facts as well as general information on loads of different models from around the world.
Time to answer that all important question; what exactly is a Hybrid Bike? Well, a hybrid bike is a mix between the two most popular Pedal Bike types, Mountain and Road bikes. All of the best and most desired features from each type of bike have been taken into consideration while making the perfect combination. This allows users to make one purchase which should cover all of their cycling needs. So the question on many people's mind is what sets Hybrid bikes apart from other simply getting a mountain or road bike? There’s one word to easily describe this; diversity. Below we are going to go over some of the key features, and why you might want to pick a Hybrid bike over other pedal bikes.
- Wider and thicker tires, because the tires are wider you will have more control over the turning and balance of your bicycle. This is great for anybody who doesn’t feel fully confident in the cycling ability or simply likes to have full control of their Bike. The Tires will also be thicker than the tires would be on a road bike, this means that users can easily travel on Gravel paths and other difficult terrains without having to worry about their tires popping/being punctured.
- Better build, when riding a Road bike Cyclists will notice how lightweight they are and this makes them feel less sturdy and easily breakable. Most hybrid bikes have been designed with the frame of a mountain bike as this allows users to turn with ease and feel confident in the durability of their Bike.
- Multi-purpose, When purchasing a Road bike you will know that if you decide to try and go down a dirt path or gravel road you’ll probably be forced to stop cycling and carry your bike (when one of the tires is punctured or you skid and fall. When riding a mountain bike down the road you will probably think “I should’ve just walked” as there won't be that much difference in speed. Whereas with a Hybrid Bike you will be able to travel over any terrain gaining impressive speeds and without worrying about damages to the Bike!
Thank you for reading and we hope that you decide to check out some of the other articles on our site. If you’re still undecided on which Bike is best for you why not take a look at our direct comparisons between Road and Hybrid bikes?