The Milano is our best selling hybrid bike, and we'll tell you why in a second. But first, let's talk about what a hybrid bike is, because most shops assume everyone already knows. "Hybrid" is a term used in biology to indicate the offspring of two different breeds - and that certainly applies to the hybrid bicycle! A hybrid is the offspring of the racing bike and mountain bike. It takes the efficiency of the racing bike but eliminates the curved handlebars, and it takes the comfortable mountain bike handlebars but gets rid of the inefficient, wide tires. Simply put: hybrid is a versatile allrounder for those who want to ride on-and-off-road efficiently and with a whole lotta comfort.
Most hybrids aren't designed with the durability needed for city riding - they are only designed for recreation. Most hybrids aren't designed for winter but instead are only designed for summer. And finally, most hybrids assume the rider want to be a little hunched over into a sporty position - which is fine if you're pointing your bike in a straight line down a bike path, but really sucks if you're riding in a highly contingent environment like the city.
|FRAME||ALUMINUM OPTIMUM G02, INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING|
|SEAT CLAMP||ALLOY 31.8MM|
DEVINCI ADJUSTABLE 25.4MM
|BRAKES||TEKTRO 855AL WITH STAINLESS STEEL BOLTS|
|FRONT HUB||FORMULA 32H|
|REAR HUB||FORMULA 32H|
|RIMS||V2 COMP ALLOY DOUBLE WALL 32H|
|TIRES||KENDA K197 700X35C|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||RPM SQUARE TAPER|