Hybrid bicycles blend characteristics from more specialised road bikes, touring bikes and mountain bikes. The resulting “hybrid” is a general-purpose cycle that can tolerate a wide range of riding conditions and applications. Stability, comfort and ease of use make them popular with beginner cyclists, casual riders, commuters, and children.
General purpose road and all round leisure bicycles for tripping out and about, featuring traditional and tasteful retro styling.
Urban (aka City) hybrids are variously and specifically designed for commuting over short or long distances, as well as being suitable for general urban lifestyle leisure use. Urban models have reasonably quick, yet solid and predictable, handling and may often be designed or adapted for all year round use, for all weather conditions.
Cross bikes utilise a road bicycle frame, similar to a racing or sport/touring bicycle, and come typically equipped with nearly flat handlebars to provide a more upright riding position than a racing or sports/touring bike. Intended for general recreational and utility use the cross bike differs from the cyclo-cross bicycle, which is a racing bicycle primarily designed and built to compete in the sport of cyclo-cross competition.
Fold into a compact form for easy transport and storage. When folded, these bikes are easily and practically carried into most buildings and houses or onto public transport. They facilitate mixed-mode commuting and general bicycle commuting (particularly where bikes may not be securely and safely left in public spaces and where indoor storage space is limited). Can be stored in compact living quarters or aboard a car, boat or plane.
Electric bikes have an integrated electric motor which can be used partly or wholly for propulsion. There are a great variety of electric bikes available, from those that have a small motor intended to assist the rider’s pedal-power through to somewhat more powerful e-bikes, which tend more closely towards moped-style functionality: all retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider.
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