Searching...
Mon - Wed: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thu, Fri: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun: Closed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Feature Items

  • Park Tool HCW-5 Double-Ended Lockring Spanner
    $15.95

    Park's Crank and Bottom Bracket Wrench is perfect for working on old-style bottom brackets. The HCW-5 is a dual-sided lockring hook spanner, featuring a three-prong side… [more]

  • Specialized Roll - 2018
    $490.00

    Specialized's Roll has everything you need to help you along your journey to a fitter, happier you. Hop on the bike path—dirt or paved—and enjoy the smooth, efficient… [more]

  • Specialized Boy's Hotrock 20 (6-Speed) - 2017
    $335.00 - $340.00

    Someone has to have the coolest bike on the block; it might as well be your budding cycling superstar. Specialized's Boy's Hotrock 20 boasts a super-strong aluminum… [more]

  • Park Tool Hex Tool
    $8.99 - $11.99

    Specially designed for crank bolts, freehub removals and pedal installs and removals, Park's Hex Tools are built for speed, leverage and comfort. Their super-precise hex… [more]

  • SRAM PG-950 9-Speed Cassette
    $34.00 - $39.99

    When it's time to replace your 9-speed cassette, check out SRAM's PG-950 cassette. It delivers solid shifting and durability ride in and ride out for your 9-speed rig. [more]

  • Specialized Boy's Hotrock 20 Coaster - 2016/2017
    $235.00

    Specialized's Boy's Hotrock 20 Coaster is an easy way for little kids to step up to big-time fun. It features an aluminum frame built to withstand the rigors of… [more]

  • Hammer Nutrition HEED (High Energy Electrolyte Drink)
    $1.99 - $58.95

    Use HEED as your one-source fuel supply whenever and wherever a sports drink is your preferred choice. Hammer's top-of-the-line fuel utilizes an all-complex-carbohydrate… [more]

  • Strider Classic 12 Balance Bike - 2016
    $89.99

    Strider’s Classic 12 is a lightweight, pedal-less balance bike that allows your child to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground and easily propel the bike by… [more]

  • WeThePeople Atlas 24 - 2017
    $699.99

    For those times when bigger is better, the Atlas 24-inch wheeled BMX cruiser won't let you down. Its true BMX geometry comes to life with a full chromoly frame, fork,… [more]

  • Shimano PD-M545 Pedals
    $99.99

    Shimano's M545s are great for blasting BMX courses, dual-slalom runs and technical trails. They boast large toothed platforms that grip non-cleated shoes for top-notch… [more]

  • Finish Line Shock Oil (8-Ounce Bottle)
    $18.99

    Shock Oil is a semi-synthetic formulation that combines the best of available oils and additives for a super suspension oil. It's fully compatible with all systems and… [more]

  • Continental Sprinter GatorSkin (700c Tubular)
    $74.95

    The Sprinter GatorSkin inherits the best qualities of the ever-popular original Sprinter, namely the durable tread compound and effective puncture resistance. GatorSkin… [more]

  • Strider Sport 12 Balance Bike - 2016
    $119.99

    Strider’s Sport 12 is a lightweight, pedal-less balance bike that allows your child to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground and easily propel the bike by… [more]

  • Specialized Fatboy 20 - 2018
    $770.00

    Get your kids in on the fatbike fun with the Specialized Fatboy 20. It features a lightweight aluminum frame with gigantic 4.0-inch wide Ground Control tires to devour… [more]

  • SRAM Rival Braze-On Front Derailleur
    $33.00

    For unrivaled shifting, upgrade to SRAM's Rival Front Derailleur. Because consistency equals victory, Rival boasts lightweight and durable cold-forged-aluminum… [more]

  • Cycledrome Bicycle Shop Gift Card
    $10.00 - $1,000.00

    Finding the perfect gift can be tough. Which is exactly why we offer gift cards. They make great presents for relatives and friends, and are a fantastic way to thank… [more]

  • Park Tool Super Patch Kit (Carded)
    $2.99

    The Super Patch Kit is comprised of a small plastic case, a piece of sandpaper for roughing up the tube and 6 peel-and-stick patches so no gluing is required. The… [more]

  • Specialized Roll City - 2017
    $1,000.00

    Keep up with your fitness or navigate the neighborhood in search of the perfect espresso in comfortable, efficient style with the Specialized Roll City. Take it out on a… [more]

 

Comfort And Hybrid Bikes

Specialized Roll Elite - 2017
$650.00

There’s a feeling people get when everything just clicks on a ride, and… [more]

Specialized Sirrus Sport - 2017
$750.00

Cruise down your favorite streets and paths in comfort and style on… [more]

Specialized Crossroads - 2018
$440.00

Here's the road to a fit, healthy lifestyle. Specialized's Crossroads is… [more]

Specialized Alibi - 2017
$490.00

How many times have you been ready to ride, only to be confronted with a… [more]

Hybrids and Comfort bikes are great for family fun!Looking for an easy and affordable way to enjoy the outdoors and live more Green? Wishing you could find a stress-free and more manageable approach to getting your everyday errands done? Want some excellent exercise, while visiting with family and friends at the same time?

All this is yours, simply by getting and riding the right Comfort or Hybrid bicycle, and this article is designed to help.

First, keep in mind that there are many categories of bikes and crossover between categories. While Comfort and Hybrid bikes handle many types of cycling and offer plenty of features to satisfy everyone, there are also City, Commuter, Town and even Cruiser bikes that offer many of these same features and benefits. And all of them are probably easier to ride and more comfortable than what you may be used to, especially if you're making due with an older bike.

Read the guidelines here to learn more and feel free to call with any questions. Even better, visit our store to see the different models, learn about the many recent improvements that make biking easier and more fun than ever, and take some for a spin to feel the wonderful rides for yourself.

Start With These Questions

Here are a few easy questions/considerations to help you select the best bike:

  • Is top quality a priority, or is affordability more important?
  • Do you consistently select high-tech gadgets or do you prefer practical, no-frills designs?
  • What is your budget for this purchase? (This is an easy way to narrow down the selections.)
  • What type of riding do you plan to do?

The last question is one of the best ways to determine which bike type, Comfort or Hybrid, is the correct choice. If you envision leisurely Sunday rides, family outings in search of the perfect picnic spot and having fun while you exercise, a Comfort bike is a great choice.

These bikes emphasize comfort over efficiency with suspension features and cushioned seats to make the bumps disappear, and wider, higher handlebars for an easy-on-the-back-and-neck upright riding position. On a Comfort bike, you'll pedal down the road almost as comfortably as sitting at home on your couch.

But, let's say you’re looking more for an alternative to driving. And/or you plan to ride longer distances, climb hills and work a bit to get in better shape. You still want to be comfortable, but you're interested in lightness, nimble handling and even easy climbing. For these things, a Hybrid bike, a versatile jack-of-all-trades, is ideal.

Hybrids are lighter and roll and pedal more easily than Comfort bikes. Plus, some Hybrids are designed for occasional off-road use, too, so you can enjoy the best of both cycling worlds, the convenience of pavement, the solitude of backwoods routes.

26-inch tires are softer for additional comfort; 700c tires are easier pedaling.Hybrid versus Comfort

So what else sets these regal rides apart? The easiest way to tell the two apart is by wheel and tire size, as follows:

Comfort bikes use the 26-inch tire standard commonly found on mountain bikes. These wide tires provide a comfortable cushion of air so you float over bumps and rough terrain. Plus, it's possible to install knobby tires should you want to ride most of the time on dirt roads.

Hybrid bikes usually (but not always) use the Road bike's 700c tire standard. These are lighter to roll more easily on pavement for easy acceleration and climbing. There are 700c tires in different widths and treads for riding on all surfaces.

Besides this wheel difference, there are other distinguishing characteristics to understand that we explain in the following chart:

Comfort Bikes
Hybrid Bikes
Frame designed mostly for comfort
Frame designed for comfort and efficient pedaling
Upright riding position is more back-friendly than most easy-chairs
Adjustable components offer upright comfort or a more speed-oriented position (your choice) 
Plush suspension takes the sting out of bumps
Suspension to absorb vibrations, plus lighter components for easier pedaling, too
Seats with springs, gel and foam provide luxurious seating
Soft, sleek seats are comfortable and allow efficient pedaling, too
High air volume in the tires provides a super-plush ride
High air pressure in the tires makes higher speeds and long rides easier

Frame Materials

The frame is the backbone of any bicycle and, like other bike models, Comfort and Hybrid bikes feature a variety of different frame materials. Here's how they compare:

  • High-Tensile Steel
    PROS: Strong, most affordable, nice ride; usually found on entry-level bikes
    CONS: Weighs more and can rust if not cared for
  • Chromoly Steel
    PROS: An affordable steel alloy offering light weight and a great ride
    CONS: May rust if not cared for; more expensive than High-Tensile Steel
  • Aluminum
    PROS: Light, strong, affordable, rust/corrosion resistant, great ride
    CONS: More expensive than High-Tensile Steel
  • Carbon-fiber and Carbon/aluminum composites
    PROS: Lightest, strong and rust/corrosion resistant, great ride
    CONS: Most expensive

You'll love the bump-busting smoothness of a front suspension!Suspension

A common feature on today's Hybrids and Comfort bikes is a suspension fork (photo). These compress to absorb impacts from bumps, cracks, ruts and obstacles. This insulates you from jolts for a smoother and more comfortable ride and ensures that you remain in control even over rough surfaces.

Suspension forks work their magic with air springs, coil springs or rubber springs called elastomers inside that make the rough stuff disappear. We recommend riding different bicycles and comparing how various forks feel. If you like the handling and comfort of one over another, it's a good reason to select that model bicycle.

Suspension seatposts soak up the bumps so you ride more comfortably!Note, that there are also bicycles without suspension forks. These still ride nicely and may cost less and be slightly lighter than models with shock forks. If you ride on smooth roads and trails and don't feel the need for suspension these are certainly worth considering.

Suspension seatposts are another excellent feature found on many Comfort bikes and Hybrids. You’ll love how they smooth rough terrain and pothole-covered roads absorbing vibrations and impacts that would otherwise be transmitted to your seat and lower back. They're also light and simple so as not to require much maintenance.

Keep in mind that, should you find a bike you love that doesn't have a suspension seatpost, it's usually possible to add one, too (sold separately).

Gearing

Some of the greatest advances in bicycle technology have been in gearing. On modern bikes it's easier than ever to change gears and this means it's easier to ride than ever, too. You can also get Comfort and Hybrid bikes with the right gearing to handle even challenging terrain with easeHaving the gearing inside the rear wheel hub mean low maintenance and simpler shifting!.

This is one of the reasons why we recommend thinking about where you plan to ride your new bike. If where you ride is pretty flat, you can get by on a bike with fewer gears than if you plan to ride rolling or hilly
terrain.

For example, you'll find bikes with up to 8-speed gearing (above) that are great for neighborhood rides or bike lane riding. If you plan to pull a trailer and hits some hills, though, you'll do better with a 14- to 30-speed drivetrain (below) because these offer lower/easier gearing, which helps greatly with the extra effort of climbing and
pulling a trailer or carrying gear.

Derailleur drivetrains can offer very low gearing for easy climbing!Regardless of which gearing you choose, modern bikes shift with a simple push of a button-style lever, or by twisting the shifter. And, you no longer have to feel for gears, either. You just click the bike into gear and it's almost immediately easier or harder to pedal.

You'll love it and it ends all the worries about shifting. In fact, most Comfort and Hybrid bikes even show you exactly what gear you’re in.

Brakes

You'll also love the advanced braking on Comfort and Hybrid bicycles. You'll have more control over your Many Comfort and Hybrid bicycles feature linear-pull brakes for excellent stopping power!speed and be able to stop fast with very little hand effort. If it's been a while since you've ridden, you'll be impressed with the new systems, which rival power brakes in automobiles.

Most Comfort bikes and Hybrids are equipped with rim brakes called linear- or direct-pull brakes (photo) or hub brakes, which are integral to the front and/or rear wheel hubs.

You may also see some featuring disc brakes, the newest brake type, which sport calipers and rotors at the center of the wheels, car-style.


In general, any given bicycle will have brakes suited to the riding use it was designed for. For example, linear-pulls are powerful stoppers and excellent for all-round riding, from casual neighborhood rambles to commuting every workday, even in nasty weather.

Hub brakes are usually found on bicycles designed for less rigorous riding and are more designed for durability and low maintenance than extreme-conditions stopping power.


Keep in mind that there's nothing like a test ride to feel the difference in brakes and see what you like best. We can also make recommendation based on the riding you plan to do.

Seats

While you may not be able to tell at first glance, one of the things most improved on modern bicycles is the seat. Engineers and designers have pulled out all the stops to provide ergonomics, materials and features to make them ultra comfy and supportive.Comfort and Hybrid bikes feature cushioned seats so it feels like you're sitting on a cloud!

You'll find anatomical shapes, cutouts to eliminate pressure on soft tissue (which prevents numbness and pain), flexible frames, gel padding and cushioning springs. Sometimes, all of these things in the same seat, even.

Still, the most important thing is making sure that the seat on the bike is the right one for you. Everyone's different so you should sit on the seats and try them out to make sure that they're right for you (we can easily swap seats, too). And, even on a great seat, it takes a few rides to get your body used to riding, so be sure to pedal for a few days before judging your new throne.

We’ll Make It Fit Like A Glove

Perhaps our most important job in helping you get the right Comfort or Hybrid bicycle is ensuring that it's the right size, and then fine-tuning it to fit you properly.

While our inventory might not include Armani, Versace, or Prada, we are expert tailors when it comes to fitting bicycles. And, we'll take a careful look at you on the various bicycles you're considering to see that the one you choose fits perfectly.

And, once you pick out a bike, we'll adjust it to fit perfectly.
This will guarantee that it's as comfortable and as easy to ride as possible. What's more, if you have any questions about operating the new machine, we can explain and demonstrate proper shifting and braking, wheel removal and anything else you need to know to fully enjoy your new bike.

Final ThoughtsHybrids and Comfort bikes love dirt roads, too!

We recommend planning on spending a portion of your cycling budget on some important cycling accessories to go with that new bike.

For example, if you don't already have a good one, you'll want to purchase a helmet. New models are safer, more affordable, lighter and more comfortable than ever. (And, helmets weaken with age so, for your own safety, you shouldn't ride in an old, worn-out one.)

To protect your purchase, you'll also want a good lock. If you plan to ride further from home than you'd like to walk back, you should pick up a spare tube, tire levers and a take-along pump so you can fix a flat tire, too. If you don't know how to fix a flat tire, we can show you how.

And, as you take on other adventures on your great new bicycle, we have plenty of other goodies to enhance your cycling, such as cycling shorts (spandex not required), cycling shoes that boost your pedal power, stylish and protective cycling eyewear, padded gloves, tasty and healthy energy foods and drinks, entertaining books and magazines with all kinds of excellent cycling information, and a lot more.

We look forward to showing you our selection of Comfort and Hybrid bicycles. Come on in, let us demonstrate all the new features, then test ride some different models and you'll be on your way to bicycling bliss!

 

Cycledrome Bicycle Shop

Cycledrome Bicycle Shop | 8150 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Phone: 610 398-6631

Open: , , , Closed Sunday  |  Site Map

Email UsJoin us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Yelp Reviews google+ Foursquare Reviews