Posted on
22 Jun 2017

What is a Hybrid Bike?

If you’ve been bike shopping, you’ve probably heard of all kinds of different bikes, like mountain bikes, road bikes, touring bikes, and more. One of the ones that might have confused you is a “hybrid bike.” What is a hybrid bike, and why might you want one?

As you might guess from the name, a hybrid bike combines features from multiple types of bikes – in this case, mountain bikes, road bikes, and sometimes touring bikes. Because of this, they’re great for all kinds of riding. Whether you’re cruising along paved paths in the park or commuting to work – or both – a hybrid bike can serve you very well.

How are Hybrid Bikes Made?

Because hybrid bikes are a mash-up of bike features from different styles of bikes, there are tons of options when it comes to gears, brakes, suspensions, and more. For instance, you can find single-speed hybrid bikes for people who travel mostly on flat terrain or multi-gear hybrid bikes for those going up and down hills. You can choose a hybrid bike with no suspension or one with a front suspension. And hybrid bikes can be constructed of aluminum, steel, or carbon fiber.

The good news with hybrid bikes is that they’re endlessly customizable, so no matter how specific your requirements are, you can find the perfect bike for your needs. The bad news about hybrid bikes is that they’re endlessly customizable, so if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, it’s easy to get lost.

How to Find the Best Bike for You

If you’re in the market for a hybrid bike, the best thing you can do is come to Curt’s Cyclery. We are proud to serve Easton, PA; Bethlehem, PA; and Northampton, PA cyclists of all ages and all types. No matter what type of riding you plan to do, we can find a bike that’s your perfect fit.

Visit us today or give us a call to get started. We look forward to helping you find a bike you’ll love.