Hybrid Bikes ideal for Leisure Cycling, Family Rides and your Urban Commute
Hybrid bikes sit somewhere between a road bike and an MTB and covers everything from a flat handlebar road bike to something with front suspension, knobbly tyres and disk brakes. The riding position of the bikes in this category typically have a more upright riding position than a racer, with higher volume tyres and often lower gearing. They are great all-rounders and are ideal for leisure rides with the family, town riding or the urban commute. Most will accept full-wrap mudguards and pannier racks; making them extremely versatile and practical.
Gravel Bikes & Cross Bikes
Gravel bikes, (also referred to as adventure bikes), are similar to a touring bike as they are usually equipped with mounting points for mudguards and panniers. However, they can accommodate larger tyre sizes making them much more suitable for rougher terrain. In fact, ridden correctly they can even manage some of the gentler MTB routes. They also make for good touring bikes. Being situated in the fantastic South Lake District, gravel bikes really make a lot of sense to those wishing to explore.
Cross bikes are specifically designed for cross racing, usually don’t have provision for adding mudguards and only need to be able to fit a 33mm tyre. The geometry is much different to a gravel bike in that they have a steeper head angle and shorter chainstays to make the handling “sharper”. We are also able to offer custom builds using Kinesis framesets for those wanting something bespoke.