What is a Hybrid Bicycle?

What is a Hybrid Bicycle and things to consider when purchasing them?

Info from Adventure Cycle Largest Bicycle Store in the World. http://www.rbinc-sports.com

A Hybrid bicycles uses road size 700C wheels but with a mountain bike upright comfortable position. They are faster then mountain bicycles on roads due to the larger wheel size, allowing for lower rolling resistance due to more rubber surface area being in contact with the road. They are lighter due to light duty frame and wheels. More upright hybrids are usually more comfortable then a drop bar road bicycle. There are off/on road versions with suspension forks and wider rims and tires (DXT). There are also super comfortable versions (Citizen, Hampton) that have wider tires and more adjustability with upright riding positions then performance models, so great for older riders with back issues. These however are a bit heavier. Also available are step thru versions for older riders and females that do not want to lift their legs to mount the bicycle.

The Disadvantage over mountain bicycles: Not as durable, cannot take on technical dirt or soft mud trails, slower then a road drop bar bicycle. As they only have one hand position they are better for short trips then a road drop bar bicycle that has three hand positions. Some riders have decided to go with a 29” wheel mountain bicycle which is the same size as road 700c but also can be used for heavy duty off road cycling but the large wheel size makes them fast for road cycling.

Hybrids come in Performance light weight models: Jamis Allegro (aluminum) and Jamis Coda (Chromoly Steele). Transportation models: Jamis Commuter line up (with fenders and racks). Upright Comfortable models: Jamis Citizens line up. Off/On road model: the Jamis DXT lineup.

Jamis Hybrid Bicycle Blowout Sale!
2013 Jamis Commuter 1 $399 regular price was $742
2015 Jamis Commuter 1 $399 regular price was $ 789
2015 Jamis Commuter 1 Step Through $399 regular price was $789
2015 Jamis Commuter 2 $499 regular price was $849
2015 Jamis Commuter 2 Step Through $499 regular price was $849
2016 Jamis Commuter 3 $599 regular price was $1099
2015 Jamis Coda Sport $489 regular price was $899
2015 Jamis Coda Sport Femme compact $489 regular price was $899
2016 Jamis Coda Sport $509 regular price was $899
2016 Jamis Coda Sport Femme $509 regular price was $899
2016 Jamis Coda Sport Femme $509 regular price was $899
2014 Jamis Coda Comp Silver $659 regular price was $1149
2015 Jamis Coda Comp femme $659 regular price was $1149
2016 Jamis Coda Comp $699 regular price was $1199
2016 Jamis Allegro Sport $559 original price was $859
2014 Jamis Commuter 4 step thru $999 regular price $1999

http://www.rbinc-sports.com/catalog/bikes/jamis-bikes/recreation
http://www.rbinc-sports.com/catalog/bikes/jamis-bikes/street

There is also the Citizens models that are upright and comfortable for a relaxed position.

http://www.rbinc-sports.com/jamis-factory-outlet-store/what-is-a-hybrid

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