Extract from the article: Choosing a bike for the City
The hiker is aesthetically very close to the racing bike. However, its use is much easier and less exclusive. Thus, the tires are wider (more than 28 mm wide) and the wheels still 700. The hikers are equipped with luggage racks, mudguards, lighting… The weight is necessarily affected but the comfort is incredibly better (especially in the rain) and daily use requires fewer precautions. The cyclist will necessarily have more energy to provide on this bike.
Women hikers are as easy to find as racing bikes. The most common problem will come from the condition of the equipment (dead dynamo, bent mudguard, broken headlight, etc.). Take the opportunity to negotiate the price knowing that we find complete set of lighting for a few € uros in the first supermarket come.
We say that the hiker is a clever compromise between a road bike and a mountain bike.
A hiker like this is for a few euros without difficulty.