Hello all, and welcome to my second post. There are still complimentary cheese and crackers.
I went car-free about 2 years ago with a Scott hybrid, and love it. Now that I'm considering an upgrade, I can't find a good variety to choose from; probably for lack of knowing where to look.
I know what I want, just don't know what it's called or who makes it:
Straight handlebars, horns in the center for speed.
As lightweight as possible (no bags or fancy mounts needed)
Able to ride road at speed and handle gravel-trail type nature jaunts in comfort.
It seems most companies don't distinguish 'hybrids' with front suspension from those without, or those with drop handlebars from those with straight, or by road tires or just 'hybrid' mountain tires. What do I Google to find this specific species of all-purpose commuter/toodle-arounder?
Any help would be great, I'm just shooting in the dark at the moment