The Ridgeback Comet 2012 Hybrid Bike is built for commuting, a Ridgeback Rapide offers the perfect combination of speed, comfort and practicality. Adaptable and stylish with the durability needed for everyday use. A short test ride of one of these benchmark commuter hybrids will confirm why so many people choose a bike from this popular category. With the strength of a mountain bike, road geometry and smooth rolling 700c wheels, the Rapide's sleek aluminium frame is built using size specific tubing to provide a responsive yet resilient ride. Reliability is essential when a bike is used for daily transport. A full Shimano drivetrain ensures accurate and consistent shifting over time whilst Continental puncture resistant tyres make a significant contribution to many puncture free miles. Mudguard and rack fittings are standard on all Rapide models. With wide ratio gearing, ergonomic triple density grips and a comfortable saddle, a Ridgeback Rapide is commute ready as well as being a practical and fun way to get around town.