Step 1 – Why Choose a Hybrid Bike?
Back in the good (or bad) old days, you had two choices for bikes: cruisers or 10-speeds. Over time, these basic bikes evolved into too many options to keep track of, but in general, you have mountain bikes and road bikes. Mountain bikes are rugged with features designed to handle the toughest terrain while road bikes are light and fast to give competitive riders every last bit of speed. The beauty and simplicity of the classic bikes were lost somewhere along this evolutionary path. If you’re not a specialized rider, do you really want a specialized bike?
I chose a hybrid bike for me because it lets me ride comfortably but still has a sporty performance. I am not a super athlete by any means, but I can cruise for 4-5 hours with a range of about 60 miles on my hybrid. My rocket scientist husband geeks out over aerodynamic drag at speeds over 18 MPH, but since I don’t ride that fast anyway, I go for comfort first, then efficiency.