As a perfect fit for a modern individual, hybrid bikes are bicycles that combine the best of all worlds, taking the crucial elements of road bikes, touring bikes and mountain bikes, and blending them all together into the ultimate bicycle.

This type of bikes offers quality performance on all fronts. So if you’re not a passionate cyclist of a certain niche such as mountain bikes or road bikes, you should most definitely consider a hybrid model. Your back will be covered on every occasion, taking the cycling experience to a whole new level.

Best Hybrid Bikes for Women

Schwinn Discover

Schwinn Discover Women's Hybrid Bike - Review
We’ll kick things off with a little something for the ladies, the best hybrid bike for women known as Schwinn Discover.

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The bike features a very light aluminum city frame, the company’s renowned Schwinn suspension fork and alloy crank, Promax alloy linear pull brakes, a set of 21-speed SRAM grip shifters and a Shimano rear derailleur, as well as a swept-back upright handlebar and padded saddle.

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As a female-optimized bike, the Schwinn Discover offers a great cycling experience for all the ladies. The bike is extra light and extra easy to steer and pedal, giving females the same amount of control that stronger lads have over their bikes.

Best Hybrid Bikes for Men

Northwoods Men’s Springdale

Northwoods Mens Springdale 21 Speed Hybrid Bicycle - Review
And now a little something for all the boys – Northwoods Men’s Springdale, a sturdy commuter that covers all the needs of a cyclist dude.

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This bicycle utilizes a strong, yet fairly light aluminum frame, along with a set of 700C wheels with alloy rims. It features a 21-speed shifter with a Shimano Tourney rear derailleur, an alloy quick release seat clamp, a pair of linear pull brakes, as well as a rear rack and fenders.

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It might sport some sleek and elegant looks, but this bike really packs quite a punch. The Springdale is more than capable of shredding just about any terrain and can even handle a decent amount of off-road cycling. The brakes are quite strong and able to stop the bike in its tracks, while the shock absorbers to a fine job at keeping your butt comfy even during rough rides.

Best Hybrid Bikes Under $500

Diamondback Bicycles 2015 Insight Sti-1 Complete Performance

Diamondback Bicycles 2015 Insight Sti-1 Complete Performance Hybrid Bike - Review
In the under $500 section, we would like to draw your attention towards Diamondback Insight Sti-1, an incredibly luxurious hybrid bike for the value.

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This mean machine boasts a hand-built 6061-T6 lightweight aluminum alloy frame with a couple of 700c wheels, a single speed drivetrain system for extra reliability and simplicity, a set of strong linear pull brakes and an integrated aero high tensile steel fork to ensure crisp handling.

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The bike gives a very well-rounded performance and in many ways epitomizes what hybrid bicycles are all about. It can handle all terrain types equally well, it is comfy, and has brakes that will stop it instantly. It’s also a slim little thing, allowing the cyclist to develop maximum speed with little effort

Best Hybrid Bikes for Beginners

Pacific Bryson

Pacific Bryson Men's 700c 18 Hybrid Bike - Review
As far as beginners are considered, several factors gain extra prominence. First and foremost, the bike needs to be accessible and easy to control, and in most cases it needs to be affordable since newbies usually aren’t willing to make major investments, which is perfectly normal. Our choice – Pacific Bryson.

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The bike features steel hybrid frame geometry that allows very easy control, along with a set of 18-speed twist shifters, front and rear V brakes for secure stopping, a three-piece crank for a wide gear range, a set of quality alloy wheels, as well as a rear derailleur for easy shifting.

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The bike is easy to assemble and a breeze to drive. Beginners are bound to be very pleased with this model as it gives more than a small taste of the potential brought by hybrid bikes. You’ll be able to enjoy this for quite some time and won’t feel the need to make a bigger investment as soon as you’re used to the hybrid concept. This one’s a keeper, a thumbs up from us.

What Are the Best Hybrid Bikes in 2017?

5. Schwinn Men’s Siro 700c

Schwinn Men's Siro 700c Hybrid Bicycle, Black, 18-Inch Frame
We’ll kick things off with a gorgeous hybrid bike known as the Schwinn Siro, a neat mix of quality, reliability and affordability. It’s a trusty Schwinn we’re talking about, so you should know right off the bat that it’ll hardly be a disappointment.

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The Siro utilizes a light Schwinn aluminum hybrid frame with a Schwinn suspension fork, as well as a Shimano 21-speed rear derailleur and a set of Shimano EZ Fire shifters. Also included in the mix are light and sturdy alloy rims, a comfortable padded seat with a suspension seat post, and a cool swept-back handlebar to maintain the perfect upright riding position.

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You can definitely get a lot of mileage out of this bike. Durability definitely stands out among prominent features as the bike rarely needs serious maintenance and extra care from the service shop. Much like any hybrid, it’s more tan capable of taking on any terrain type with equal efficiency.

4. Northwoods Ladies Springdale 21 Speed Hybrid Bicycle

Northwoods Ladies Springdale 21 Speed Hybrid Bicycle, White

Up next, we have a lovely hybrid bike for the females known as Northwoods Ladies Springdale. Optimized for the ladies, the bike is light, very easy to control, and of course – pretty-looking.

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The Ladies Springdale utilizes a light, yet sturdy aluminum frame, a set of 700c wheels, a 21-speed shifter with a Shimano Tourney rear derailleur, a couple of alloy rims, an alloy quick release seat clamp, a rear rack and fenders, as well as a pair of strong linear pull brakes.

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Much like any quality women’s bike, this Northwoods model has been crafted with females in mind. It gives the rider greater control and makes it possible to achieve greater speed with less physical strain, turning it into a bonafide ladies ride. It is capable of conquering any terrain, although city ride is more recommended.

3. XDS Men’s Cross 200

XDS Men's Cross 200 21-Speed Hybrid Bicycle, 52cm, Metallic Grey
On No. 3, a little something for the fans of the open road and off-road cycling – the XDS Cross 200. This hybrid bicycle offers extra strength and power, but still maintains a great balance between various terrain types.

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The bicycle sports a lightweight alloy hybrid bike frame, a top-notch shock absorbent HL suspension fork, a Shimano 21-speed shifter and derailleur, and a set of sturdy double-wall alloy rims. In general, the bike boasts rust resistant alloy components, making it additionally appropriate for heavy weather and rough rides.

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Take it out for a rough off-road spin or for lengthy open road ride, because that’s where the Cross 200 belongs. The bike has demonstrated great durability and reliability and seems to be one of the top choices for demanding cyclists on the list. If you happen to be such a dude, that this baby is the one you’ve been searching for.

2. SE Bikes Monterey 24-Speed Hybrid Bicycle

SE Bikes Monterey 24-Speed Hybrid Bicycle, Blue, 19 Inch

Up next is Mr. Speedy, the SE Bikes Monterey hybrid bicycle. It offers great speed and powerful speed, making it one of the top picks on the list for the fans of fast driving.

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The bike features an SE 1 alloy frame with a water bottle mount, a Shimano Acera eight-speed rear derailleur, a set of 24-speed Shimano Altus trigger shifters, a pair of road 27 TPI 700c x 28c wheels, and strong alloy mini-V brakes. Despite being one of the expensive items on the list, the bicycle still offers an amazing value for money, so if you’re looking to make a hybrid investment, definitely consider this model.

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They call it the breeze, it keeps blowing down the road. The bike is fast, strong, durable and reliable. We prefer sticking to concrete roads, but it’s perfectly capable of handling some off-road cycling as well. In a nutshell, what we have here is a fast bike for every occasion.

1. Schwinn Men’s Network 3.0 700C Hybrid Bicycle

Schwinn Men's Network 3.0 700C Hybrid Bicycle, White, 18-Inch
Up at No. 1, another trusty Schwinn, the winner of the affordability category! The reason why it’s on top is the fact that this bike offers an amazing value for money.

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The bike utilizes a light aluminum Hybrid frame with a Schwinn suspension fork, a Shimano 21 speed-rear derailleur with a set of Shimano EZ Fire shifters, a pair of lightweight alloy rims, a padded seat with suspension seat post, and a swept-back handlebar for maintaining the perfect upright riding position.

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The performance is nothing short of killer, but you’ll have to give this baby a test run to believe it. The shock absorbers and wheels are more than capable of shredding the off-road rough terrain, while maintaining fast pace and being able to race the city streets at the same time. Highly recommended, a big thumbs up from here.

Conclusion

Hybrid bikes are where things are it in the modern cycling world, and these happen to be some of the finest models we can recommend. None of these bikes are an investment you will regret, so now it just boils down to your personal preferences and minute details to come up with the final decision. Enter the world of modern cycling today, treat yourself with a hybrid bike now!

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