IsleShare Cycle supplies high quality Brodie bikes; designed by a west coast BC company for west coast BC riding. The Brodie Section 8 hybrid style bike is a top quality favourite for the urban setting. The comfortable upright sitting hybrid features internal 8 speed gearing, twist grip shifting and disc brakes. Although the Section 8 line may require a little more initial capital investment than other available bikes, the quality and reliability provide an investment return by reducing the cost of long term maintenance associated with rear derailleurs and rim style brakes. If you are testing the waters and a low capital investment is your highest consideration, not a problem, as there are other quality hybrid models, with your budget in mind, to choose from.