10 Melhores bicicletas híbridas

10 Best Hybrid bikes (2014)
Hybrid bicycles blend characteristics from more specialized road bikes, touring bikes and mountain bikes. The resulting "hybrid" is a general-purpose bike that can tolerate a wide range of riding conditions and applications. Their stability, comfort and ease of use make them popular with beginning cyclists, casual riders, commuters, and children.

Hybrids typically borrow the flat, straight handlebars and upright seating posture of a mountain bike, which many beginning bicyclists find comfortable and intuitive. Hybrids also employ the lighter weight, thinner wheels and smooth tires of road bikes, allowing for greater speed and less exertion when riding on the road. Hybrid bikes often have places to mount racks and bags for transporting belongings, much like a touring bike.

Hybrid bikes have spawned numerous sub-categories satisfying diverse ridership. They are classified by their design priorities, such as those optimized for comfort or fitness — and those offered as city, cross or commuter bikes.

1. Ridgeback - Flight 01

Hybrids mix the upright position of mountain bikes with slim road-bike tyres for manoeuvrability. This model has a solid frame, and disc brakes for stopping power.

2. Marin - San Rafael DS5

Marin, known for mountain bikes, also makes capable hybrids. This range is at home on the trails and the roads you take to get there. This model has disc brakes.

3. Revolution - Belter

Sick of oiling the chain? Try a carbon-fibre reinforced rubber belt drive that won’t stretch or rust. This is a fast, well-priced single-speed bike with a lightweight aluminium frame.

4. Pendleton - Somerby

An elegant hybrid with step through frame, luggage rack and comfy sprung leather saddle. Named after Victoria, who wants to encourage more women to cycle.

5. Whyte - Stirling
The Stirling’s shape, based on a mountain bike, carbon-fibre front fork and other materials make it comfy and swiftly responsive. The company calls it a “fast urban” bike.

6. Giant - Sedona W

A ladies’ hybrid comfort bike, with 26in mountain bike wheels, an extra-comfy saddle thanks to springs in seat and seatpost, an aluminium frame and a laid-back ride. And 21 gears make city riding a cinch.

7. Boardman - Hybrid Race

A well-equipped Chris Boardman bike. There are 18 gears so you can manage all but the steepest hills with ease (if the hills are that tough, just think of the exercise). Looks good and rides smoothly.

8. Ridgeback - Dual Track x2.3

Ridgeback calls this a Tarmac and trail bike. It can handle off-road jumps and urban potholes and its large wheels give improved traction. Features include a Kevlar saddle.

9. Bobbin - Birdie

The breathtakingly colourful Birdie is deservedly popular. It’s practical, with a luggage rack and chainguard, but for a speedy ride or more than three gears, look elsewhere.

10. Giant - Cypress City

Giant has a great heritage of affordable, reliable and enjoyable bikes. This ladies bike is great for commuting with a shock-absorbing seat stem and 21 gears. Also available as a gents’ ride.

11. Trek FX 7.5
The popular FX range is so versatile that it works well on roads and off, suiting fitness fans and commuters equally. It’s fast and comfy for longer rides.

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/outdoor-activity/the-50-best-bicycles-8627699.html


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