Need to know the name of a Hybrid 'sub-genre'

New to Cycling? Want some advice? Start here...
User avatar
Somer_Himpson
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:42 am

Need to know the name of a Hybrid 'sub-genre'

Postby Somer_Himpson » Mon Nov 11, 2013 21:20 pm

I have recently owned a Specialized Crossroads and am looking to purchase another bike along the same lines.
The handlebar position was perfect for me and since 'upgrading' to a better Specialized hybrid, the Sirrus Sport, I just haven't felt comfortable, so want to go back to the more sit up and beg style I preferred.

I saw this Mongoose on Tredz which has similar bars and was wondering if there is a specific name for this type of hybrid so I can widen my search a little easier.

Thanks.

Image

Image

User avatar
monkimark
Posts: 514
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2012 16:38 pm

Re: Need to know the name of a Hybrid 'sub-genre'

Postby monkimark » Mon Nov 11, 2013 21:24 pm

Comfort hybrid? I'm sure I've seen the term used for uprightish hybrids with suspension.

crankycrank
Posts: 1616
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 15:35 pm

Re: Need to know the name of a Hybrid 'sub-genre'

Postby crankycrank » Mon Nov 11, 2013 21:43 pm

Suspended city bike, Urban commuter, Urban Trekker? The mfrs. are always coming up with some new specialist sub-category to sell more bikes. Hell, I think the mfrs. don't even know what to call some of their bikes anymore from the looks of their websites. It gets more complicated every year. :?

User avatar
Somer_Himpson
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:42 am

Re: Need to know the name of a Hybrid 'sub-genre'

Postby Somer_Himpson » Mon Nov 11, 2013 21:56 pm

Thanks both for your replies. At least I can add a few more terms to my Google searching now, cheers.

crankycrank
Posts: 1616
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 15:35 pm

Re: Need to know the name of a Hybrid 'sub-genre'

Postby crankycrank » Mon Nov 11, 2013 22:09 pm

I should add that you could turn most hybrid type bikes into almost any riding position you want by simply getting a higher or lower handlebar stem. Cheap and easy but most bike shops will do an exchange on a new bike for minimal or no cost. This will increase your choices of bikes quite a bit. Even many mountain bikes could be converted with just a stem change.
Last edited by crankycrank on Mon Nov 11, 2013 23:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
apreading
Posts: 3243
Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2008 23:57 pm

Re: Need to know the name of a Hybrid 'sub-genre'

Postby apreading » Mon Nov 11, 2013 23:10 pm

Have you tried adjusting the stem on your Sirrus? If I remember right, there are 4 different positions it can be set to by flipping the stem and or the shims in the middle - it goes pretty 'sit up and beg' (too much so for me).

MichaelW
Posts: 2155
Joined: Thu May 15, 2003 11:09 am

Re: Need to know the name of a Hybrid 'sub-genre'

Postby MichaelW » Tue Nov 12, 2013 08:50 am

I would try adjusting the bar and saddle position of the Sirrus to replicate your Crossroads using a choice of stem or an adjustable stem.
You need to measure the saddle and bar/grip (points of contact) position relative to a fixed point: the bottom bracket, to eliminate differences in frame geometry.
Measure the points of contact using [x,y] coordinates. Use a plumb line (weighted string) to put a reference mark on the top tube above the BB (x=0] and you can measure back/forward and up/down from this.
I would also suggest changing your bars to a swept back style such as On One Mary. The bars and stem should give you change from £50.


Return to “Road Beginners”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: apreading and 3 guests