Urban & Trekking

Urban & Trekking

Discover our bikes for everyday use and touring


Ride effortlessly past traffic jams and make a clear statement for urban mobility – with a bike made for the city and with a design language that attracts all eyes.


Everyday life and the way to the shops, work or a weekend tour – reliably accompanied by high-quality, versatile bikes.

¿Cual es la bici perfecta para mí?

Urbana / Trekking

Sneak desde 1.399,00 € desde 10,1 kg Ir rápido por las calles
de tu ciudad

Hobo desde 1.599,00 € desde 11,3 kg Una bici de acero que puede con todo – con gran espacio para lo que te define

Black Lava desde 2.399,00 € desde 14,8 kg Adonde la vida cotidiana te lleve

Black Lava TR from 1.399,00 € from 15,1 kg Driving comfort in everyday life and beyond.


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  • Urban/Hybrid Buyer’s Guide

    The most important facts in brief

    The urban and hybrid segment is the right place for you if you want to combine the useful with the pleasant and bring more movement into your everyday life. But what are your priorities and which bike is the right one for you? Let's find out and start with a few simple questions that require no prior knowledge. This way, you will quickly find yourself when the topic gets deeper.

    Table of contents

    1. When to buy an urban or hybrid bike?
    2. What is the difference between urban and hybrid bikes?
    3. Which bike model is the right one for you?
    4. What are the selection criteria?
    5. What is to consider with an e-bike?
    6. Is there a weight limit for bicycles?
    7. What maintenance work is required on a regular basis?
    8. FAQ

    When to buy an urban or hybrid bike?

    Are you looking for a bike that will reliably get you through everyday life, but is also suitable for weekend tours or commuting to uni? Then city and hybrid bikes are just the thing for you! These all-rounders combine comfort, functionality and versatility in one. They are tough and easy to use – and with these characteristics they win over more than half of bicycle customers in Germany.

    The advantage of these bikes is their suitability for everyday use. They leave top performance to others. Both city bikes and hybrid bikes offer a more upright riding position, which is comfortable and provides a good overview in city traffic. In addition, they can be moved quickly in urban areas and also allow excursions into unpaved terrain. They also often have practical features such as pannier racks, mudguards, stands and lighting systems that make everyday use easier.

    Intended use
    Riding position
    Riding comfort
    Urban / Trekking
    Road to easy terrain
    Balanced to upright
    Medium to high
    Versatile, suitable for everyday use, low-maintenance
    Road bike
    Very sporty
    Very fast
    Road to moderate terrain
    Low to medium
    Fast and versatile
    Mountain bike
    Easy to challenging terrain
    Balanced to sporty
    Very suitable for off-road use
    Intended use
    Riding position
    Riding comfort
    Road to easy terrain
    Balanced to upright
    Medium to high
    Versatile, suitable for everyday use, low maintenance
    Road bike
    Very sporty
    Very fast
    Road to moderate terrain
    Low to medium
    Fast and versatile
    Mountain bike
    Easy to challenging terrain
    Balanced to sporty
    Very suitable for off-road use

    What is the difference between urban and hybrid bikes?

    As the name indicates, the urban bike is made for urban mobility. The focus is on fast journeys through the city, from shopping to the daily commute. The tyres are often narrower and less profiled in order to roll as easily as possible on asphalt. While the classic city bike takes a more comfortable approach with an upright riding position, modern urban bikes rely on manoeuvrable geometries and minimalist designs to enable fast riding.

    City bike / urban bike features:
    • Ideal for short to medium distances
    • Comfortable and agile in city traffic
    • Mostly without suspension fork
    • Uncomplicated switching systems
    • Uncomplicated switching systems

    With hybrid bikes, on the other hand, the main focus is on cycling tours – from short trips into the countryside to multi-day tours or even cycling holidays. Suspension forks and/or wider tyres are often fitted for more comfort and off-road capability. The seating position is balanced and not too upright. In addition, mudguards, pannier racks and lighting systems are almost always fitted to allow luggage to be carried and to cope with changing weather and light conditions.

    Hybrid bike features:
    • Ideal for longer tours and mixed terrain
    • Balanced riding position, smooth-running riding
    • Usually with suspension fork and/or suspension seat post
    • Derailleur or hub gears with a large number of gears
    • Derailleur or hub gears with a large number of gears

    Which bike model is the right one for you?

    You probably already have a rough idea of what you want your new bike to look like and what you plan to do with it. Although there are usually several bikes that come into question, the following statements can help with the approach. Which is most likely to apply to you?

    • I'm looking for a lightweight bike, that I can ride quickly in the city.
      Take a look at the SNEAK.

    • I'm looking for a robust city bike, that also works well off-road.
      Take a look at the HOBO.

    • I'm looking for an all-rounder that I can also ride on long tours.
      Take a look at the BLACK LAVA.

    What are the selection criteria?

    Do you already have a preference but are still struggling with the options? No problem, we’ll give you a quick overview of the most important differences of urban and hybrid bikes.

    The frame geometry determines the riding position and riding characteristics. The best way to test whether a bike feels good for you and whether the selected frame size fits is to go for a test ride. Most urban and hybrid bikes are also available with low or medium entry (low step, medium step) for those who like to get on their bike comfortably.

    A suspension fork works like a shock absorber in a car and provides comfort when things get bumpy – whether on dirt tracks or cobblestones. Rigid forks, on the other hand, have advantages on tarmac as they do not give away any power. Suspension seat posts are also used for more comfort on the rear.

    Classic derailleur gears work efficiently and reliably. If, on the other hand, you are looking for an almost maintenance-free drivetrain, hub gears in combination with drive belts are the first choice. The more hilly the terrain, the more relevant the number of gears becomes. And if you don't like shifting gears at all, you could be happy with an automatic shifting (usually only e-bikes).

    The following rule of thumb applies: The wider and more profiled the tyre, the more grip and comfort it offers off-road. Conversely, a narrower tyre with less tread pattern rolls better on the road. Both characteristics can also be combined depending on the intended use, for example wider tyres with a moderate tread to increase comfort on the road.

    City and hybrid bikes adapt to the requirements of everyday life. Most therefore have mudguards, pannier racks, stands and lights, and city bikes often also have a frame lock. The equipment can vary. For example, a touring bike needs more lighting power and luggage mounts than a city bike. If you define your urban bike as sportier, you can do without any additional equipment.

    What is to consider with an e-bike?

    With an e-bike, the electric motor does some of the work, making pedalling easier and enabling you to cover longer distances. So an e-bike doesn't ride by itself, but it costs you less energy – depending on the motor power and assistance level selected.

    Advantages and disadvantages of e-bikes:
    Advantages + Longer tours + Steeper terrain + Less sweaty + Suitable for all fitness levels
    Disadvantages – Higher price – Higher weight – Dependent on electricity – Higher maintenance costs

    If you want to buy an e-bike, the motor power and battery capacity are important criteria. Steep, uneven terrain or a high total weight (bike, rider, luggage, child seat, trailer, etc.) require a more powerful motor, while long tours require a larger battery. An e-hybrid bike therefore requires more power than a pure e-city bike.

    Factors influencing the range:
    • Terrain and inclines
    • Total weight
    • Motor power and support level
    • Riding style and speed
    • Rolling resistance of the tyres
    • Temperature and weather

    Is there a weight limit for bicycles?

    A maximum payload is specified for each bike, the so-called system weight. However, this does not only mean the weight of the rider, but also luggage, any bicycle trailers plus additional load and the bike itself. Just imagine riding your bike onto a weighbridge in full kit. This can add up quite a lot with everyday bikes.

    Sample calculation:
    15 kg (bike) + 80 kg (rider) + 5 kg (luggage) + 15 kg (child trailer) + 5 kg (child) = 120 kg
    DThe bike must therefore have a system weight of at least 120 kg. /

    The following table lists the respective system weight for our urban and hybrid bikes:

    130 kg 110 kg 140 kg

    What maintenance work is required on a regular basis?

    Everyday bikes such as hybrid and city bikes are designed to be robust and low-maintenance so that they don't require a lot of work even with daily use. You should still give them a little care and attention on a regular basis, especially after riding in the rain. You should also do some checks for your own safety.

    Before every ride:
    • Check tyre pressure, brake performance, lighting
    • Check battery status (e-bikes)

    Regularly (depending on frequency of use):
    • Wash your bike
    • Clean and oil chain/sprocket (especially after riding in the rain, not necessary with belt drive)
    • Lubricate moving parts of the gearing, possibly shift cables
    • Check important screw connections (handlebar, stem, wheels, saddle/seat post, pedals)
    • Check condition of tyres, brake pads, gearing, bearing play, suspension elements if necessary

    Semi-annually to annually:
    • Grease bearing
    • Oil the gear hub if necessary
    • Inspect thoroughly for external damage
    • Inspection by a specialist workshop (recommended, especially for e-bikes)
    • Change brake fluid (approx. 1-2 years)


    What frame size do I need for a city or hybrid bike?
    You can determine the right frame size based on your inside leg length. Use a spirit level and a meter stick to help you. Lean against a wall without shoes, hold the spirit level straight and pull it high up into your crotch. Measure the result from the floor to the top edge of the spirit level. The recommendations for your bike model are indicated in the size selection in the ordering process.
    How can I protect my bike from theft?
    Some city bikes already have an integrated frame lock for short stops. You can usually upgrade these with an additional chain. For longer stops, you should generally secure your bike to a fixed object. You can find a large selection of locks with different security levels as well as alarm and localisation devices in our shop.
    Which accessories are recommended for city and hybrid bikes?
    In addition to a good lock, a bicycle pump, repair kit and a bicycle helmet should be part of your basic equipment. Bicycle bags are also useful for errands or longer tours. Cleaning and care products are needed at the latest when riding in the rain frequently. The first tool should be a torque wrench to avoid overtightening screws. Popular accessories such as as bike computers or mobile phone mounts are optional.
    Are all city and hybrid bikes approved according to the StVZO?
    All lighting systems installed by us comply with the StVZO. However, the required reflectors must be retrofitted to some urban bikes.
    How do I adjust the riding position on a city bike?
    The most important settings are the saddle height and the distance to the handlebar. Firstly, adjust the height so that you can still touch the pedal with your heel at the 6 o'clock position. Then move the saddle forwards or backwards so that in the 3 o'clock position (ball of the foot on the pedal) the kneecap is approximately vertically above the pedal axle. From this starting position, you can now slowly work your way up to your comfort position.
    How should I store my bike in winter?
    If you don't use your bike in winter, you should park it in a dry place out of direct sunlight if possible. With e-bikes in particular, it is important to ensure that the battery is stored protected from frost and is not charged in sub-zero temperatures. On some e-bikes, you can remove the battery for this purpose. If you do not use your battery for a longer period of time, you should store it at a charge level of approx. 40-60 per cent. It is generally advisable to wash the bike thoroughly and oil the drive unit before storing it. The tyre pressure should be checked from time to time to avoid a flat tyre.
    What to do if I have a flat tyre?
    You can repair a puncture with a suitable repair kit or fit a new tyre. As dismantling the rear wheel is often more complicated with e-bikes and hub drives, you can also use a puncture spray as an emergency aid. Also available are special tubes with two ends that can be fitted without removing the wheel.
    Is a hybrid e-bike difficult to push?
    Most e-bikes with heavier motors and handlebar remote control have a so-called walk assist. This means that the bike can be pushed comfortably on steps or slight climbs despite its higher weight.
    Can the battery be removed from my e-bike?
    On e-bikes with a Bosch motor, the battery is usually easy to remove. However, systems with slimmer battery integration require the appropriate tools and expertise to remove or replace the battery.
    Can I retrofit mudguards to my urban bike?
    All ROSE bikes from the urban and hybrid segment are suitable to attach mudguards. To find out which mudguard fits your model, please contact our customer service.
    Can I order two sizes to choose from in the store?
    If you are unsure about the size, it is best to book a consultation appointment with a test ride. We will then order the desired size for later collection from the store.
    Can I test ride a bike without an appointment?
    Yes, that’s generally possible. In this case, however, you should expect some waiting time and preferably visit us during the week, with sufficient time until closing time.