Photo of a cyclist riding a hybrid bike

What is a Hybrid Bike?

Hybrid first got their names because they were seen as a hybrid of road bike and mountain bike design features. They have the flat handlebars and more relaxed frame geometry of a mountain bike, but the thinner tyres and lighter weight of a road bike.

Photo of a cyclist riding a touring bike beside a lake

What is a Touring Bike?

Touring bikes are designed to cover long distances in comfort while carrying luggage. For these reasons they have relaxed geometry frame and usually drop-handlebars to allow the rider to adjust hand positions on a long ride.A rack is fitted to allow the attachment of rear panniers, and the forks usually have mounting points for fitting a front rack/panniers. …

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