Flatbar / Commuter Road Bikes
Flat bar road bikes feature a flat, mountain bike style handle bar on a road bike frame. The flat handlebar keeps the rider in a more comfortable, up-right position. The frames are usually designed to have more compliance, and tend not to be as stiff compared to racing bikes. Hence these flat bar road bikes are a balance of speed and comfort and are suitable for commuting, touring or for those riders just getting into road cycling.