If you take a mountain bike and put road tires on it, does that make it a hybrid? What makes a hybrid different from a mountain bike?
I have an old Miyata Ridge Runner that is in excellent condition and has road tires on it. These bikes from the early 90s are listed as mountain bikes, but they do not look like the mountain bikes you find in stores today. It does not even look like it has any type of suspension... I could be wrong though since I'm new to the whole bike thing and trying to learn. Also, it is pretty light... Lighter than the mountain bikes I tried to pick up when shopping around.
Basically, why would my specific Miyata Ridge Runner with road tires not qualify as a hybrid?
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