This is a loose term to describe a bike that is some combination of the more traditional bike types (road, mountain, touring, etc.). There are several different types of hybrid bikes, but in general these bikes are a great first bike for commuters and recreational riders. Carrying a much cheaper price tag, being more intuitive for most beginners, and high durability are all great reasons why these are our most popular sellers.
Orbea Carpe & Vector
Why we love this bike: The Orbea fitness hybrid platform has been good to us and very well received over the years. In 2019 the frame was redesigned to reduce weight and look slightly more modern. Both the Vector and Carpe share an aluminum frame with the vector having a full carbon fork option. The carpe has an urban focused 8 speed Shimano gear system while the Carpe has a road focused 20 speed Shimano gear system. Both bikes are available in five unisex sizes.
The model below does not quality for MYO (Orbea’s custom paint program) but is still built in Spain.
Brooklyn Bicycle Company
Why we love this bike: Brooklyn Bicycle Company (BBC) is a small company based out of New York that focuses on commuter / city hybrids with classic lines made of high quality steel. We primary carry their hybrid models as Louisville does have some elevation to it here and there. Bikes come standard with 24 speed Shimano component groups, matte paint colors, and mens (Roebling) and ladies (Lorimer) models. The Lorimer is a smaller geometry with a wider saddle for a female but we stock the mens version in small sizes if you prefer.
Why we love this bike: This is our most popular hybrid model coming in two mens colors and a single ladies color. The primary draw of this bike is the disc brakes at a very affordable price point. Accompanied by modern looks, a 24 speed Shimano component system, and an aluminum frame, these are always fun to ride.
Why we love this bike: The fuji comfort has a very upright riding position for folks with neck/back issues or who just want to ride around and see the world. These bikes have a small front suspension as well as a spring in the seatpost to absorb bumps along the way. Adjustable height handle bars, a 21 speed Shimano component system, and an aluminum frame round these bikes out to be great for male or female riders.