Hybrid or Comfort bikes are popular for many reasons. They are a comfortable, approachable, eco-friendly means of getting out with family and friends, running errands, exercising or commuting to work. They don't pretend to be ultra-fast racers and they aren't overbuilt tanks for the off-road trails. They are the middle—an excellent combination of comfort, efficiency and fun.
Hybrids and Comfort bikes, though technically different, cater to essentially the same market and may be called any number of different names. Don't worry about it. Read through our buyer's guide to see what features make hybrids so popular and then come in to ride one yourself.