The emphasis of these bikes is on comfort and practicality. Most are fitted with 700c wheels (the same diameter as fitted to racing bikes) but with wider tyres and rims (on average 35mm). These tyres are generally multi condition, in that they have a smooth centre line for efficiency on tarmac, but often have a more knobbly outer tread, to give good traction if the bike is ridden on an unpaved surface. They are fitted with similar gear systems to mountain bikes, with a wide spread of ratios. The riding position is more upright too which improves all round visibility in traffic.
These bikes are often "fully equipped", meaning that they come factory fitted with mudguards, and carrying racks, and some even offer suspension seat pillars and adjustable rise stems for added comfort. All in all, the hybrid is the best all round bike there is, it suits the majority of riding that you might wish to do. It is perfect for tarmac riding or even longer journeys, and yet it is more than capable of being taken onto canal towpaths.
Dawes Cambridge in Plum £319 17" and 19" Frames IN STOCK
The Dawes brand name has been synonymous with the world of heritage bikes for many years. The introduction of the Dawes Duchess launched this style of bike into the 21st century, mixing classic looks and modern performance. The industry has since seen a lot of look-a-likes and cheap imitations! We have always seen this as the ultimate compliment, afterall, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! To help Dawes stay on top of the game however, we've worked very hard to bring you the new Cambridge. Offering all the elegance and quality you'd expect from a Dawes heritage bike, but at a price that will make you look twice!The Cambridge comes supplied with a high quality rattan basket and colour coordinated, full length mudguards. These will take care of you and your belongings, whilst the Shimano 7 speed Revoshift gears, comfortable heritage saddle, alloy V-brake, alloy hubs and double wall rims will ensure your bike lasts the test of time and runs smoothly. Available in Cream or Dark Plum colours, and 17" or 19" frame sizes (26" wheels)
Dawes Duchess in metalic slate £399 OUT OF STOCK
19" Frame, 700 wheel sizes
The Duchess has been leading the way in heritage style, comfortable bikes for several years now. This new version has been upgraded to include a colour coordinated rear carrier, and a handy double basket. Why do I need two baskets I hear you say? When you stop off at your local shop and want to remove your normal basket fitted to your handlebars, you need to unclip it from a mounting bracket. Not very elegant at all. With our new double basket design, the steel basket stays securely on the bike at all times, and the stylish rattan basket with carry handle slips out of it’s holder with ease, allowing you to quickly, easily and elegantly use it for your shopping, then just drop it back in place. Lovely. Mix with that the new metallic paint job and reliable Shimano gearing and you have the perfect recipe for a smooth ride.
We're happy to see you've found your way to our website. Please also drop by at Fylde Discount Cycles in Thornton-Cleveleys, where we'll be happy to organise a test ride for you.
Fylde Discount Cycles
New Lane, Off Fleetwood Road South
Tel: 01253 864290
We are situated on the lane next to Burnside Garden Centre
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 1pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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