I've had my Jamis Coda Sport and Allegro 1 called both a "flat bar road bike" and a "hybrid", so what's the REAL difference?? If they are "flat bar road bikes", then why do "roadies" look at them with such distane?? If they are "hybrids" then why does everyone, seem to want to tell you, that it's "not a true hybrid, it's a flat bar road bike"?
I take it cause it has what are basicly "MTB deralliures", (Acera and SRAM X3) and a 32 tooth cassette, it's considered a "hybrid"? Still seems like the frame is much more, "road bike" and with 700c wheels and 700cX25 tires, I too like the term, "flat bar road bike". Oh wait it's got Straight bars and trigger shifters, so it must be a "hybrid", LOL no wonder the other bike style riders "look down" on my choice of bicycles. Oh well, I'll just ride on into the sunset with my head slung low!