Hybrid bicycles offer versatility and comfort for riding on multiple types surfaces. They can be ridden casually around the neighborhood or bike paths, short-distance commuting along the road, or a leisurely ride on unpaved trails. Hybrid bikes have handlebars designed provide a comfortable upright riding position and are typically outfitted with a large padded seat.
Dual Sport Bikes are a type of Hybrid Bike that may offer front suspension and knobbier tires to make light off-road adventures even more comfortable.
Fitness Bikes are another type of Hybrid Bike that are geared more towards road riding. Fitness bikes feature lightweight frames and narrow tires for efficiency on pavement. They are designed for people who who want a light, high performance bike but don't like the drop handlebar style and riding position of a regular road bike. They also make great commuter bikes as many have mounts built in to add cargo racks and fenders.