Long ago, bikes just use to be objects of pleasure. But over time bikes have evolved – into rides for adventure, tools for exercise, objects for transportation, and even competition.
With this little advancement came the need for a new kind of bike, one versatile enough to perform a wide range of activities. These kinds of bikes are today known as hybrid bikes.
They are simply bikes that do everything, maybe not perfectly… but better than you can imagine. In this post, we will be shedding more light on this trending new kind of bike; Hybrid bike.
As the word hybrid implies – mixing two different products to form a better one. A blend or perhaps a merger of a road bike with a mountain bike is typically what a hybrid bike is.
They share the features of both bikes to compensate for their shortcoming, creating a better bike that allows you the complete freedom and adventure you desire. This hybrid mix could be seen in the handlebars, tires, sitting positions, and internal components.
Benefits of hybrid bikes
Some think of hybrid bikes as an update of either the road or mountain bikes, and they are not wrong as these bikes fill their loopholes.
The combination of both features makes them perfect for any type of ride.
Some of the benefits of hybrid bikes include;
The tires are bigger than that of road bikes, the seating position is relatively lower making you stay upright and the handlebar relaxed geometry works hand in hand to make your ride comfortable. Even if you have to ride 100 miles on terrain.
While the hybrids are not the first choice regarding speed, their increased gearbox and slightly aggressive position make them good contenders for that position. They are made to cover larger miles in an even more comfortable way. Perfect for kids, be sure to fix a bell so they can easily announce their presence.
One would expect the hybrids to be more expensive than other bikes but that is not the case, as they are even cheaper than both the mountain and road bikes. So while this saves you the cost of owning different bikes for different purposes, it also comes at a lesser price.
Downsides to a hybrid bike
Just like legends of old say; Everything that has pros also has cons. The hybrid bike is known to have one flaw; Jack of all trade masters at none!
While other bikes picked a craft and perfected it, the hybrids are not known to be perfectionists but versatile… so if you’re in search of a stupidly fast bike, even though uncomfortable the road bike remains your guy.
If you need something comfy for deep mountain biking, you might have to look elsewhere, provided you’re cool with going slow and always sticking to this routine. While this may look like a flaw, the one thing that makes the hybrid come alive is – Freedom.
So it’s totally up to you to decide which bike to use, depending on your personality and the kind of activities you want to indulge in.
The hybrid is for you if you are a biker and have always loved the freedom and adventure bikes represent.