Best Hybrid Bikes 2018 Reviews

ImageProductColorWeightPrice
Tommaso La Forma Lightweight Aluminum Hybrid Bike -White/Black - XLTommaso La Forma35 lbsWhite / BlackCheck current price
Polygon Bikes, Bend RIV, Hybrid Bike, Large, 58 cmPolygon Bend RICreamCheck current price
Diamondback Bicycles Haanjo 3 Gravel Adventure Road Bike, 50cm Frame, Red, 50cm/X-SmallDiamondback Haanjo 325.1 lbsBlack / RedCheck current price
sixthreezero EVRYjourney Women's 7-Speed Step-Through Hybrid Cruiser Bicycle, Teal w/Black Seat/Grips, 26' Wheels/ 17.5' FrameSixthreezero38 lbsTeal / BlackCheck current price
Raleigh Route iE Medium Black/Blue Electric BikeRaleigh Route iE40 lbsBlackCheck current price
Diamondback Bicycles Insight 2 Complete Hybrid Bike, 20'/Large, BlueDiamondback Bicycles Insight 227 lbsGloss Bright BlueCheck current price
Vilano Diverse 4.0 Urban Performance Hybrid Road Bike, Belt Drive 8 Speed Shimano AlfineVilano Diverse 4.041 lbsBlackCheck current price
Airborne Seeker 29' Mountain Bikesixthreezero Ride in the Park Men's 7-Speed City Road Bicycle37.5 lbsGreyCheck current price
Schwinn Wayfarer Hybrid 700C Wheel Bicycle, Black, 18'/MediumSchwinn Men's Wayfarer Hybrid Bike42 lbsBlackCheck current price
Schwinn Volare 1200 Road Bike, 700c/28 inch wheel size, Grey Gray, fitness bicycle, 53cm/Medium Frame SizeSchwinn Men's Volare 1200 Bike39.4GreyCheck current price

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Best hybrid bikes for beginners
Best hybrid bikes for commuting
Best hybrid bikes for training
Best hybrid bikes for women
Best electric hybrid bikes
Best hybrid bikes under 1000
Best hybrid bikes under 500
Best hybrid bikes under 300
Cheap hybrid bikes
Best flat bar road bike

 

Best hybrid bikes for beginners

Tommaso La Forma

Tommaso La Forma Lightweight Aluminum Hybrid Bike -White/Black - XL

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Best Hybrid Bikes for Commuting

Polygon Bend RI

Polygon Bikes, Bend RIV, Hybrid Bike, Large, 58 cm

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Best Hybrid Bikes for Training

Diamondback Haanjo 3

Diamondback Bicycles Haanjo 3 Gravel Adventure Road Bike, 50cm Frame, Red, 50cm/X-Small

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Best hybrid bikes for women

Sixthreezero

sixthreezero EVRYjourney Women's 7-Speed Step-Through Hybrid Cruiser Bicycle, Teal w/Black Seat/Grips, 26' Wheels/ 17.5' Frame

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Best electric hybrid bikes

Raleigh Route iE

Raleigh Route iE Medium Black/Blue Electric Bike

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Best hybrid bikes under 1000

Diamondback Bicycles Insight 2

Diamondback Bicycles Insight 2 Complete Hybrid Bike, 20'/Large, Blue

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Best hybrid bikes under 500

Vilano Diverse 4.0

Vilano Diverse 4.0 Urban Performance Hybrid Road Bike, Belt Drive 8 Speed Shimano Alfine

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Best hybrid bikes under 300

sixthreezero Ride in the Park Men’s 7-Speed City Road Bicycle

Airborne Seeker 29' Mountain Bike

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Cheap Hybrid Bikes

Schwinn Men’s Wayfarer Hybrid Bike

Schwinn Wayfarer Hybrid 700C Wheel Bicycle, Black, 18'/Medium

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Best Flat Bar Road Bike

Schwinn Men’s Volare 1200 Bike

Schwinn Volare 1200 Road Bike, 700c/28 inch wheel size, Grey Gray, fitness bicycle, 53cm/Medium Frame Size

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What to look for in hybrid bikes

If you’ve ever walked into a bike store and felt overwhelmed by options, we hear you. For a lot of riders, hybrid bikes are a great option, because they offer the most flexibility.

Hybrid bikes combine features from both road and mountain style bikes. So, they ride well on many different surfaces. Let’s discuss what to look for when choosing a hybrid bike. First, consider how you want to ride. Are you riding to relax, get fit, see the city, or explore the great outdoors? Do you want to haul gear on a commute or the kids on a Sunday ride? Second, consider where you ride.

Where will you be riding

Will you be riding on mostly streets and paved trails? Do you want some flexibility to go exploring on crushed limestone or light gravel? Got that perfect ride pictured in your mind? Good, let’s find which style of bike would best bring it to life. If you’re looking for a fast commute or a more fitness-oriented ride and will mostly be riding on pavement, features like a rigid fork and skinnier tires will give you a quicker, lighter ride. Looking at different models, you’ll see tires that are just a bit wider than your standard road tire. The tires and your position on the bike give you speed. But, you’re still upright enough that you can see around you in traffic or neighborhoods.

Suspension and Surface

If you’re not always sure where the day will take you and want to be prepared for any type of surface, you may be more comfortable on a bike with a front suspension fork. The suspension fork will help absorb bumps on rough roads or gravel trails, while wider, knobbier tires will give better traction. If you want a comfortable recreational ride, look for a more upright position. This geometry is more relaxed, and wider tires will help cushion any bumps in the road.

Some models even include suspension seat posts and adjustable handlebars for even more comfort hybrids come with a range of spec options to fit a range of budgets. Some models are also available as electric bikes, which makes riding a bike even more accessible (and fun!). Once you’ve chosen the type of hybrid that’s best for you, think about what accessories will make your ride your own: lights for safety, fenders for wet weather, racks and bags for commuting or shopping, and much more.

All hybrid bikes are designed to seamlessly integrate with accessories. So, you get a customized experience when seeing the world on two wheels. Of course, the best way to find which bike is right for you is to check out your local retailer, you can talk to an expert and take a test ride.

Size

Making sure that your bike is the right size is very important. It can affect how you ride the bike and you may not feel in total control or safe should the bike be too big or too small.

When it comes to hybrid bikes, they’re measured by the distance between the center of the bottom bracket and the top of the seat tube, with the sizes ranging from 14 inches to 24 inches. The length of seat post will vary depending on the seat tube length getting longer to compensate for taller cyclists. You need to check if the saddle height is right. This is a huge part in feeling comfortable and capable on a hybrid bike. Step over the bike, making sure that you’ve got a little bit of clearance.

Design

Because hybrids vary in design, each bike may be very different you should allow at least 2 inches of clearance between you and the bike so if you dismount quickly, you don’t land on the tube. I recommend measuring your inside leg and then seeing which size frame tallies with your leg measurement. So, for instance, if you have an inside leg of 26 inches to 30, you need a 14 to 15 inch frame. If your inside leg is 30 inches to 33 inches, it’s best suited to a 16 to 17 inch frame 33 to 35 measures up to an 18 to 20 inch frame.

Ape Index

Riders who have an inside leg between 35 and 36 inches need a 20 inch frame and any riders of 36 inches and above would be advised to ride a 22 inch frame. If you’re trying to decide which you need to go for and are stuck in between two different sizes of frames the deciding factor is usually your reach. To find out whether you have a longer or shorter reach, you need to work out your ‘ape index’. This means you measure your arm span and then subtract your height. If the result is a positive number, try a larger frame first.

If the result is a negative, then try a smaller frame first. Depending on the design, each hybrid could have a different reach. Some favour comfort and some favour performance, so depending on what you’re going to do with your bike, this part is down to personal preference. You may enjoy the more upright position of some of the hybrids while some of you may not Just give them a try and see what is suitable for you. Just make sure it has the correct saddle height and has a comfortable reach and stem height in the front. If you do that, you can’t go far wrong and won’t end up bending over too much.

 

Conclusion

A hybrid is a great choice for the more versatile cyclists out there. Just make sure you get the correct size and the experts in store will be able to advise you on this and find the right size bike for you.

Tommaso La Forma Lightweight Aluminum Hybrid Bike -White/Black - XL
Polygon Bikes, Bend RIV, Hybrid Bike, Large, 58 cm
Diamondback Bicycles Haanjo 3 Gravel Adventure Road Bike, 50cm Frame, Red, 50cm/X-Small
sixthreezero EVRYjourney Women's 7-Speed Step-Through Hybrid Cruiser Bicycle, Teal w/Black Seat/Grips, 26" Wheels/ 17.5" Frame
Raleigh Route iE Medium Black/Blue Electric Bike
Diamondback Bicycles Insight 2 Complete Hybrid Bike, 20"/Large, Blue
Tommaso La Forma Lightweight Aluminum Hybrid Bike -White/Black - XL
Polygon Bikes, Bend RIV, Hybrid Bike, Large, 58 cm
Diamondback Bicycles Haanjo 3 Gravel Adventure Road Bike, 50cm Frame, Red, 50cm/X-Small
sixthreezero EVRYjourney Women's 7-Speed Step-Through Hybrid Cruiser Bicycle, Teal w/Black Seat/Grips, 26" Wheels/ 17.5" Frame
Raleigh Route iE Medium Black/Blue Electric Bike
Diamondback Bicycles Insight 2 Complete Hybrid Bike, 20"/Large, Blue
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Tommaso La Forma Lightweight Aluminum Hybrid Bike -White/Black - XL
Tommaso La Forma Lightweight Aluminum Hybrid Bike -White/Black - XL
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Polygon Bikes, Bend RIV, Hybrid Bike, Large, 58 cm
Polygon Bikes, Bend RIV, Hybrid Bike, Large, 58 cm
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Diamondback Bicycles Haanjo 3 Gravel Adventure Road Bike, 50cm Frame, Red, 50cm/X-Small
Diamondback Bicycles Haanjo 3 Gravel Adventure Road Bike, 50cm Frame, Red, 50cm/X-Small
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sixthreezero EVRYjourney Women's 7-Speed Step-Through Hybrid Cruiser Bicycle, Teal w/Black Seat/Grips, 26" Wheels/ 17.5" Frame
sixthreezero EVRYjourney Women's 7-Speed Step-Through Hybrid Cruiser Bicycle, Teal w/Black Seat/Grips, 26" Wheels/ 17.5" Frame
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Raleigh Route iE Medium Black/Blue Electric Bike
Raleigh Route iE Medium Black/Blue Electric Bike
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Diamondback Bicycles Insight 2 Complete Hybrid Bike, 20"/Large, Blue
Diamondback Bicycles Insight 2 Complete Hybrid Bike, 20"/Large, Blue
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Vilano Diverse 4.0 Urban Performance Hybrid Road Bike, Belt Drive 8 Speed Shimano Alfine
Airborne Seeker 29" Mountain Bike
Schwinn Wayfarer Hybrid 700C Wheel Bicycle, Black, 18"/Medium
Schwinn Volare 1200 Road Bike, 700c/28 inch wheel size, Grey Gray, fitness bicycle, 53cm/Medium Frame Size
Vilano Diverse 4.0 Urban Performance Hybrid Road Bike, Belt Drive 8 Speed Shimano Alfine
Airborne Seeker 29" Mountain Bike
Schwinn Wayfarer Hybrid 700C Wheel Bicycle, Black, 18"/Medium
Schwinn Volare 1200 Road Bike, 700c/28 inch wheel size, Grey Gray, fitness bicycle, 53cm/Medium Frame Size
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Vilano Diverse 4.0 Urban Performance Hybrid Road Bike, Belt Drive 8 Speed Shimano Alfine
Vilano Diverse 4.0 Urban Performance Hybrid Road Bike, Belt Drive 8 Speed Shimano Alfine
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Airborne Seeker 29" Mountain Bike
Airborne Seeker 29" Mountain Bike
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Schwinn Wayfarer Hybrid 700C Wheel Bicycle, Black, 18"/Medium
Schwinn Wayfarer Hybrid 700C Wheel Bicycle, Black, 18"/Medium
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Schwinn Volare 1200 Road Bike, 700c/28 inch wheel size, Grey Gray, fitness bicycle, 53cm/Medium Frame Size
Schwinn Volare 1200 Road Bike, 700c/28 inch wheel size, Grey Gray, fitness bicycle, 53cm/Medium Frame Size
144 Reviews

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Tyler Corlis is a 25-year old Cyclist from Italy. He enjoys cycling and biking on a weekly basis, and has extensive experience in cycling for 100’s KMs across Europe.