Flat-Bar Road Bikes

Jamis Coda Elite bicycle

Flat-Bar Road bikes, sometimes called performance hybrids or street bikes, have many of the same features as road bikes. They have similar light-weight design emphasizing speed and efficiency. Unlike normal road bikes, these bikes have a flat handlebar with a more upright riding position.  While this reduces their speed and efficiency slightly, it greatly increases their comfort. Some performance hybrids also feature slightly stronger construction than traditional road bikes, making them suitable for occasional use on dirt and gravel pathways.