Bikes from Ivanhoe Cycles
Hybrid bikes have 700c wheels, just like a racer, meaning the bike rolls easily and is better for longer distances.
Hybrid bikes are often used as a commuter bike, ideal for urban or city riding where some poorer road surfaces may be encountered.
A Hybrid bike is essentially a cross between a Mountain bike and a Road bike, featuring the positive points of both styles. Hybrid bikes have 700c wheels, just like a racer, meaning the bike rolls easily and is better for longer distances. A Hybrid is fitted with a fatter tyre than a racer making it ideal for riding on bike paths, trails and country roads. Hybrid bikes have an even more upright seating position than a Mountain bike, which many people find more comfortable as they sit in this more relaxed position with improved visibility and control.
No one wants to ride an uncomfortable bike. If a bike isn't nice to ride, it will usually find its way down to the back of the shed, never to be seen (or ridden) again. Hybrid bikes are often fitted with suspension forks and suspension seat posts which smooth out most of the bumps. A bike that is pleasureable to ride will tend to see much more use as it encourages you to get out and use it.