Nowadays, getting around easily in an urban environment clearly means switching to bikes. They're fast, stress-free and good for you. But this calls for a bike geared towards those needs. The Hyde is our idea of the ideal light urban bike. The 27 speed transmission is perfect both for getting around town and rides out in the hills but, just as important, this is a bike that has style.
The 29er aluminium frame is a real eyecatcher, but it also makes the Hyde a lot lighter. This brand new frame can use real 29 inch tyres thanks to newly tweaked tyre clearances. 3D forged dropouts make it easy to attach mudguards, luggage racks and kickstands, which means the Hyde can be customised according to individual needs. There's room for two drinking bottles, thanks to bosses mounted on the down tube and seat tube.
We've equipped the Hyde with robust, tried and tested gear shifting components from Shimano's Acera groupset, with an upgrade to a Deore rear derailleur. That's 27 gear combinations at your fingertips. We've not compromised on brake technology either, evidenced by the Tektro HD-M290 hydraulic disc brake system, which ensures that you can stop reliably at all times. The frame is perfectly complemented by the light and rigid aluminium fork, which provides direct and agile handling along with plenty of tyre clearance. Schwalbe's 2.35in Big Apple tyres make the Hyde a comfortable companion when you have to speed over a cobbled section or drop down off a kerb, but also have good puncture