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All-purpose bikes put the fun back in cycling for adults

Bestselling all-purpose, or  hybrid bikes, combine fitness and fun, taking the drudgery out of getting fit. Don’t think you’re alone, especially if you are a busy adult,  if you find yourself getting bogged down with going to the gym. Or perhaps working out in that basement home gym day after day has become tedious. Such routines become, well, routine for all of us at one time or another.


But you can break free of your “fitness by monotony” patterns, get outside, and put fun back into your fitness efforts by riding a hybrid bike. Cycling is something nearly everyone can do, and something that nearly everyone who does it really enjoys! Get your mind and body both into shape with one of these all-purpose bikes.

The bestselling hybrid bikes offer excellent features that really make riding and fitness fun, while getting you outside to enjoy sights and sounds that cannot be equaled in a home gym or fitness center. Cruise around the park, make an urban adventure out of your ride, or enjoy some hilly bike trails near you.

So you think you’re already in decent physical shape? Good for you. But a good hybrid offers you the potential to increase your fun and fitness level whether you’re an old “softy” or already fit. These wonderful cycles are a combination of an everyday road bike, such as you might take around town to work or play, and the rugged durability of a mountain bike of the sort you might take to the hills and valleys near you. A good all-purpose bike is both comfortable, sturdy, and surprisingly fast.

For example, the features that these hybrids take from mountain bikes include: a frame that is more upright, yet stout; and wider tires for increased traction and stability. And the road bike features that are incorporated into hybrids include a lighter weight frame and components for a faster riding and ease of maneuvering.

Some of the bestselling hybrids, like one of the sturdy hybrid bikes from Schwinn, or a fine quality and economical Diamondback urban bike, provide all the bike you could want–and more!–to help you achieve any of your fun and fitness goals.

Look around in local retail bike shops and online stores for hybrid bikes. Read and evaluate reviews about individual brands and models of hybrids. Make an informed decision when you finally make your buy. And as you’re doing your research, remember that everyone is different. Be sure you consider all reviews and comments about an individual hybrid from your personal perspective. That way you’ll be sure to get the right bike for you, the one you will love to use on a regular basis for years to come!

But as with any bike, don’t buy your cycle just as an exercise resource. A quality, sturdy hybrid makes a wonderful ride for you to commute to work or school. Just add a storage rack to your bike and you’ll be able to use it as a source of economical, as well as healthy, mode of transportation. Save gas and get some quality time in the fresh air, turning a commute into an adventure whenever you can.

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