The versatile HYB 8.8 Hybrid Bike gives you the same great style as the HYB 8.6 but offers a significant performance increase with lower weight and even better components. The main change is the Shimano Deore 1 x 10 gears which deliver on the ‘less is more’ principle. With 1 chainring at the front, but a huge range 11-42 tooth cassette at the rear, you have less weight, less to go wrong or maintain, the same overall spread of gears as with a 2 chainring set up and happily less chance of choosing the wrong gear. This technology has been used in mountain biking for a few years now, and the simplicity and lower maintenance suit a hybrid bike perfectly too. A full carbon fork and Shimano Hydraulic brakes ensure that control and comfort are even better, and with mounts for mudguards and a pannier rack – what more reason do you need to explore new possibilities?