see...the last bike I had was when I was in my teens and it was a bmx bike. I haven't ridden a bike in years until a week ago when my partner and I rented some for the day and had such a blast, we want to get some of our own.
Therefore, we don't really know anything about the latest bikes, like what a hybrid bike is, and we know what we want to get in our head and what we want its function to be. Simple, inexpensive cruiser bikes that we can customize down the road if we wanted to. ie: last night, we found a great looking huffy cruiser bike at a local store that is exactly what she had in mind. It's $80 and the one thing she would want differently is to have hand brakes instead of the pedal brake. My thought was that this really can't be all that difficult or expensive to change. It's just mechanics, right??
So the reason we don't go for hybrids, is that for one, we don't know the real differences between a hybrid and any other kind of bike, and that we already know what we want. But most of them that we find is what we want, only without hand brakes. Upgrading to a simple set of cantilevers can't be too hard, can it?