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    What make a bike a hybrid

    I have a hybrid, but I am curious as to what features define a bike as a hybrid.

    And are road bikes and mountain bikes purebreds?

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    Hybrid bikes mate the tough frame of a mountain bike with the fast rolling wheels of a road bike so you get the best of both worlds.

    A tough bike that lends itself well to going fast on the road and going most places a road bike can't go.

    That's a succinct definition of this type of bike and why its so deservedly popular.

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    Actually,that's not true anymore. Back in the '90s that's what a hybrid was. Now 'hybrid' is pretty much just a marketing term. There are plenty of hybrids that are designed strictly for street use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    Actually,that's not true anymore. Back in the '90s that's what a hybrid was. Now 'hybrid' is pretty much just a marketing term. There are plenty of hybrids that are designed strictly for street use.
    Agreed. I have the Fuji Absolute2 (2012). It has a road frame, carbon fork, it's geared like their racing line of bikes, and even had most of the same components as the mid-priced and low-end Roubaix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    Actually,that's not true anymore. Back in the '90s that's what a hybrid was. Now 'hybrid' is pretty much just a marketing term. There are plenty of hybrids that are designed strictly for street use.
    Hybrid has been expanded to cover flat bar road bikes that have been renamed performance/fitness hybrids. I wouldn't consider them a true hybrid. So over time, the term has been stretched way beyond the original meaning. That said, there are still hybrids that are on/off road still being made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rixter999 View Post
    I have a hybrid, but I am curious as to what features define a bike as a hybrid.

    And are road bikes and mountain bikes purebreds?
    In my stubborn simple ways, I have settled to agree with that just so I don't have to maintain a list. I would caveat Hybrids to include 29er mountain bikes, so non-Hybrid would be a drop bar road bike, and mountain bike with 26" wheels. Everything else seems fair game for Hybrid moniker

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