Hybrids typically borrow the flat, straight handlebars and upright seating position of a mountain bike, which many cyclists find comfortable and intuitive. Hybrids also employ lighter weight, thinner wheels allowing for less rolling resistance when on the pavement. A short-travel fork and a slightly aggressive tire tread smooth things out and give you more traction on the rougher pathways.
Urban or commuter bikes also have flat, straight bars and an upright seating position. These bikes are usually used for commuting and have a rigid fork along with mount points for racks to carry panniers. They may also have a low-maintenance hub with internal gearing and some have a belt drive rather than a chain.
Lifestyle bikes have a bit of a retro look to them. They have an upright seating position and are just fun bikes for getting around town. They can often been seen with front baskets on them and ladies’ models usually have a step-through frame.
Feature Bike | Giant Roam
Roam’s upright, flat-handlebar positioning and strong, reliable ALUXX aluminum frame-specially designed around fast-rolling 700c wheels-give it smooth manners even on rough roads or dirt. With a suspension fork plus plenty of frame clearance for off-road tires, you’ll be encouraged to take the path less travelled. Learn More
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