If you've been dreaming about your perfect commuter bike (also known as a city bike), then you need to look at the Whyte Shoreditch hybrid bike. It could be what you've been after.
For people who want to know the technical bits read on but if you're not into that, jump down to why we love this hybrid.
Frame: 6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, Internal Cable Routing with BBX and Custom Whyte Dropouts
Fork: Whyte Straight Bladed Carbon Fork, Alloy Steerer, Internal Cable Routing, Post Mount with Single Eyelets for Mudguards
Drivetrain: Shimano Deore, 10 speed
Brakes: Tektro Auriga, HD-M290 hydraulic disc brakes
Full a full specification, take a look here.
Why the Whyte Shoreditch could the best hybrid bike for you
This bike is part of Whyte's Fast Urban R7 flatbar road bike range. It has a long wheelbase with a relaxed head angle for high speed stability while the shorter stem gives greater manoeuvrability at slower speeds (a must-have for city cycling). Being lightweight (the 2018 model weighed 11.19kg when weighed in store) also makes it easier to handle (and to lift in and out of the car, shed or hanging rack).
Because it's made by Whyte, you can trust the quality. Designed to be ridden in the varied British weather, the Shoreditch has multiple weather proofing features which means less maintenance should be required. The hydraulic disc brakes also offer reliable and responsible stopping in all weathers.
Is your commute or cycling route hilly? You won't struggle to find the right gear with the Shoreditch as it has mountain bike clutch mech technology and the all-new Deore 11-42 wide range cassette.
It's also really practical. Pannier racks and mudguards can easily be fitted as the custom rear dropout mounts the disc brake calliper inside the rear triangle.
But don't just take our word for it. The Whyte Shoreditch hybrid was described as:
"Based around the brand’s relaxed mountain bike geometry this is a very forward thinking machine." - Cyclist, 2018
We also asked Michael our buyer what he thought:
"You’ll be hard pushed to find a better bike for the money than the Whyte Shoreditch Hybrid Bike. The geometry means it’s comfortable and responsive to ride and with 1x10 shifting even cycling in the hilliest of cities, you’ll find the right gear.