Is A Folding Bike Or Hybrid Bike Better For Commuting?

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Is A Folding Bike Or Hybrid Bike Better For Commuting?

By Brad Goodson, QBike Contributor
September 21, 2009

Folding Bike
The answer depends on the distance you need to travel, the surfaces on which you'll be riding, and whether you will be taking additional forms of transportation to get where you're going. If you are commuting via subway or bus in addition to your bicycle, then a folding bike may be ideal for you. A folding bike's primary advantage over a hybrid is that it folds up compactly, allowing you to place it in a bag for easy storage and transport on buses and subways. Additionally, folding bikes tend to cost significantly less than hybrids or mountain bikes.

Hybrid Bike
On the other hand, if your entire commute is via bicycle and if storage space is not a concern, then a hybrid is probably a better choice for you. Hybrid bikes have relatively wide wheels, making them quite comfortable for long rides on asphalt. What's more, hybrids have the advantage of being suitable for rids on multiple surfaces, allowing you to go off road as you would on a mountain bike.

Some of the most popular folding bike manufacturers are:

Virtually all bike manufacturers make hybrid bikes, so you can take your choice!

For more information on folding bikes and hybrid bicycles, go to:
     Folding bikes
     Hybrid bikes

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