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Does a Heavier Frame Equal Improved Performance?


Road bikes are a good choice for cyclists who want a bike that features a lighter frame. Lighter frames allow the cyclist to travel farther, without zapping the cyclist`s energy. A lighter frame can also equal increased speed and improved maneuverability. But there are plenty of times when a lightweight bike can work against you. These lighter frames are nowhere near as durable as the daily commuter needs them to be. In fact, one crash can result in hundreds of dollars in repairs. Add the fact that these bikes usually can`t be ridden in wet weather conditions is a huge drawback for most cyclists. You`ll find that a road bike or any bike with a lighter frame cannot be used year round.

The hybrid has a heavier frame compared to a road bike. However, the frames are not as heavy as standard mountain bike frames, which is a plus.

The hybrid`s heavier frame definitely adds to the bike`s sturdiness, making it more difficult to damage, compared to the road bike. Road bikes are designed for speed, they`re not made to withstand shock or impacts because they`re designed to be ridden on smooth, flat surfaces. Obviously, if you have a major fall on a road bike you will most likely severely damage it, but that`s not the case with the hybrid.

The hybrid bike rider doesn`t need the type of speed the road bike can offer. Instead, these bikes are utilized for their ability to handle flat, smooth, steep, and moderately rough terrain. The hybrid`s heavier frame ensures a longer lifespan compared to a lightweight frame that tends to accrue wear and tear damage rather quickly.


Commuting, Touring, and More
If a mountain bike is designed for off-roading and a road bike is designed for racing, what is exactly is the hybrid designed for?

There answer is that the hybrid is well suited for recreational use, commuting, and touring. If you live in a town or city and love riding your bike to other local locations then the hybrid will be a perfect fit.

But the hybrid isn`t limited to city streets or sidewalks. These bikes can also be ridden on bike paths, trails, and dirt and gravel paths.

The weight of the frame, combined with the 700c tires allow cyclists to take their bike out any time of the year.

Hybrids work well for people who need a bike that can handle regular use, one that doesn`t need to be tuned regularly, and a bike that can be used in wet weather conditions. The bike`s tires are designed to easily grip the pavement, even when it`s raining.

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