After re-starting biking following a decade long absence, there's a kind of bike I see a lot of that doesn't seem to fall into any of the categories I know of. Very tall seat tube and head set, very small wheels, about 14" something like that. Tires usually look slightly fatter than hybrids, but I've seen skinnier ones (although not as much as a good road bike).
Yes it seems to give a very upright riding position, but that can be somewhat achieved on other types of bikes. What do they call this one?
And what is acheived by this style of bike?