Right, so you’ve decided that it’s time to pick a pedal Bike, Whether you want it for Fitness, fun, travel or all three it will still be a difficult decision to pick which type of bike is best for you. In the following article, we will show you exactly what a Hybrid Bike is, as well as a Mountain bike and compare some of their key features, pro’s, cons and much more. By the end, you should be able to confidently pick a Bike type which will suit your lifestyle, price range and any other factors you may be taking into from consideration.
There a couple of major differences between the two bike types, although it isn’t always obvious when visually comparing the two. Most Hybrid bikes have in fact removed the heavy, and chunky body of a mountain bike and replaced it with a slimmer and slightly lighter frame. This way users can enjoy using the Bike no matter the terrain. Most Hybrid bikes are a perfect mix of a company’s best road and mountain bikes and have gained a surprising amount of popularity over the past couple of years.
One of the main features of a Hybrid bike is the fact that its tires have been completely re-designed when compared to any of the other Bike types Tires. This is because they have to have the ability to travel over all different terrains not only on concrete roads; while obtaining the ability to hit top speeds! Because of this tires have been designed to be slightly wider and thicker than Road bikes, but not quite as large and bulky as a Mountain bikes would be.
A big question you have to ask yourself before purchasing any pedal bike is what do you plan to use it for? If the answer to that question is simply riding to work and back then you should probably be looking at getting a road bike. Whereas if you know that you want to use your bike to go through forests and drive through dirt trails, then a Mountain bike is probably for you. The good thing about a Hybrid Bike is you can do both, okay you may not be able to go on the most difficult dirt trails, and you may not reach the same speed as you would on a road bike, but you still have the opportunity to do whatever you want.
Mountain bikes are great when used to adventure, and if you want to take some amazing trips through difficult terrains, then a Mountain bike should be your number one choice. But let’s say you want to cycle to the destination as well, a hybrid would make this much more comfortable and give you confidence while cycling on the road. Best of both worlds! Plus you will only ever have to purchase one hybrid bicycle, which will save you a massive amount of money if you were going to purchase two bikes. Plus you never know what you may want to use your bike for in the future so it could be a sensible decision.