B'TWIN RIVERSIDE 120 HYBRID BIKE £120 @ Decathlon Braehead
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B'TWIN RIVERSIDE 120 HYBRID BIKE £120 @ Decathlon Braehead

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Found 15th Apr
RRP 159 DOWN TO £129 AND THEN ONLY PAID £120 AT CHECKOUT FROM BRAEHEAD GLASGOW
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I've got this bike, it's great
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Is a hybrid bike Pedal/electric like cars. If not why is it called Hybrid?
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jayrichy5 m ago

Is a hybrid bike Pedal/electric like cars. If not why is it called Hybrid?


hybrid bikes are perfect for those who want a little of everything. Drawing on the best design features from MTB and road cycling, hybrids are often used for more leisurely rides and as commuter bikes
jayrichy9 h, 13 m ago

Is a hybrid bike Pedal/electric like cars. If not why is it called Hybrid?


Because it is somewhere between a mountain bike and a road/racing bike. Lighter, thinner tyres (less drag), bigger wheels than a mountain bike, but sturdier / more upright than a racing bike (so you can jump up kerbs and ride off road.
I don't think Decathlon view this as a hybrid mountain/road bike. The frame is clearly a unisex comfort frame, the forks are threaded with a combined quill stem and handlebars so to replace the handlebars would need a new quill stem as well. It's really more of a light duty road bike with flat handlebars. Hybrid is a very loose term. The Carrera Subway is described as a hybrid but takes absolutely nothing from a road bike its just a fully rigid mountain bike. What is great about this bike is the trigger controlled gears (not naff rotary gear shifting) and decent freehub drivetrain. For those who can get one instore a very good deal. Simple to ride with easier gear changes than the average bike at this price point. Don't forget the low maximum rider weight though. 100kg minus the bike weight, luggage and any fitted accessories. Can mean a maximum rider weight of around 80kg sometimes less. About the average weight of a man in the uk. It's the lowest weight limit of any brand of bike I know and you can see a lack of reinforcing on the frame. That would be my only concern about this otherwise excellent bike for this price.

btwin.com/not…pdf
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bonzobanana23 m ago

I don't think Decathlon view this as a hybrid mountain/road bike. The …I don't think Decathlon view this as a hybrid mountain/road bike. The frame is clearly a unisex comfort frame, the forks are threaded with a combined quill stem and handlebars so to replace the handlebars would need a new quill stem as well. It's really more of a light duty road bike with flat handlebars. Hybrid is a very loose term. The Carrera Subway is described as a hybrid but takes absolutely nothing from a road bike its just a fully rigid mountain bike. What is great about this bike is the trigger controlled gears (not naff rotary gear shifting) and decent freehub drivetrain. For those who can get one instore a very good deal. Simple to ride with easier gear changes than the average bike at this price point. Don't forget the low maximum rider weight though. 100kg minus the bike weight, luggage and any fitted accessories. Can mean a maximum rider weight of around 80kg sometimes less. About the average weight of a man in the uk. It's the lowest weight limit of any brand of bike I know and you can see a lack of reinforcing on the frame. That would be my only concern about this otherwise excellent bike for this price.http://www.btwin.com/notices/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/notice_velo_A5V_EN_PE12.pdf


very fair thorough knowledgeable point
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