Want a mountain bike but still want to perform on the asphalt? Want to rip through the city but need your fix of trails to keep you going? Want a bike that can do it all? The Raleigh Encounter Hybrid Bike is the answer. This bike was designed as a Dual Sport bike to combine the features of a mountain bike with the efficiency of a hybrid. Hit the trails in the morning and ride home through the city in the afternoon. By merging the qualities of mountain and hybrid bikes together, the Encounter does it all, and does it well. The Encounter is built for performance with features like a Shimano EZ fire shifting system, alloy-crown suspension fork, alloy disc brakes and alloy double-wall rims. All these features paired with the lightweight aluminum frame, lightweight alloy crank and stem, gives you a lightweight performer that can do it all.