Hybrids are bicycles that incorporate both mountain and road bike technologies. An example of this is that it’s common for a hybrid to have a road-style front derailleur and a mountain-style rear derailleur. They have the clearance for fenders and the mounting points for a pannier rack that most road bikes don’t have, while being substantially lighter and faster than a mountain bike, making them the first choice for many people for riding to work. To help with gearing up to ride to work, we offer commuter packages to save you some money on the things that make the commute more convenient.
Hybrids are enjoying increasing popularity as people look for bikes that are lighter and faster than mountain bikes but are more versatile than road bikes. As a result of this growing popularity, hybrids are now available in a broad range of styles, some erring more on the side of versatility and others going as far towards efficiency as possible in the category (such as the Devinci Sydney).
The popularity of the hybrid category has spawned the sub-category of the comfort hybrid. A comfort hybrid may be for you if you want a little more versatility and want a more upright sitting position, but don’t want a mountain bike or a “granny bike”. The Devinci Zurich is a great example of a comfort hybrids.
In the hybrid and comfort hybrid categories we sell Kona and Devinci. Both make fantastic hybrids with lifetime warranties, but they have somewhat different design principles. Kona specs their bikes with disc brakes starting with the Dew Plus, so that the brakes will function fantastically even in the worst kind of wet and mud. Devinci is geared more towards fast, putting stiff and lightweight carbon forks on bikes as affordably priced as the Wellington.