Like the hybrid bike, the flat bar is a mixture of mountain and racer however where the hybrid is more like a mountain bike with bits of a racer. The flat bar road bike is more like a racer with bits of a mountain bike.
There is no suspension and the frame is that of a racer. The flat handlebars allow the rider to sit more upright but there is still a light riding frame making the bike a bit more fragile then others. These bikes are only suited to road riding like the racer.
Flat Bar Road bikes are built for comfort and speed. Same frame and components as a Racer with comfort Flat Bar handlebars similar to a mountain bike.
Characteristics of Flat Bar Road Bikes
Larger 700c size wheels.
More fragile than other bikes.
Flat Bar Handlebars allow you to ride in a more upright position than a standard Racer.
Only suited for road riding.
Flat Bar Road Bike Brands
There is a wide range of flat bar road bike brands available, bellow is a list of popular flat bar road bike brands:
Search for Trek Flat Bar Road Bikes.
Search for Apollo Flat Bar Road Bikes.
Search for Avanti Flat Bar Road Bikes.
Search for Merida Flat Bar Road Bikes.
Search for Cannondale Flat Bar Road Bikes.
Search for Giant Flat Bar Road Bikes.
Search for Malvern Star Flat Bar Road Bikes.
Search for Norco Flat Bar Road Bikes.
Search for Specialized Flat Bar Road Bikes.
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