Here are our picks for the best hybrids bikes of the year. Hybrid bicycles give riders the best of both worlds: they’re efficient and comfortable on the road, but they’re capable enough for some light off-road riding, too.
These bike work for bike commuters, fitness enthusiasts, and anyone who’s looking for a general-purpose bike that can do anything.
Best Hybrid Bikes 2020
Few hybrids promise as much fun as the Redux. Its 27.5″ tires sit squarely in mountain bike territory, but the included slick tires stay efficient on the road. The combination handles curbs, train tracks, and all manner of debris with little effort.
Like the Pure Cycles, the Raleigh Redux 2 Bike opts for a single chainring upfront, meaning you don’t have to worry about shifting or maintenance. You still get 9 gears’ worth of options, though.
And let’s acknowledge this color. There’s nothing else quite like what’s found here on the Raleigh Redux 2. You’ll never lose this thing on a bike rack.
Need a cheap bike fast? The sixthreezero EVRYjourney bike can be at your house in two days thanks to Amazon Prime. It will get you where you’re going—and it comes with a rack, fenders, and a chainguard. Did you know you could get all that for less than $400? I didn’t.
I’ll be honest: you’ll make some compromises with this bike. You only get seven speeds. You get 26″ wheels. The components are . . . well, about the lowest-end you can get.
But this bike has gotten solid reviews for a reason. It’s very, very affordable. It’s simple. It works. The cruiser styling means you can put your feet on the ground without getting off the saddle. In short, it’s a solid, cheap commuter.
The Electra Loft 7D Hybrid Bike is built with some serious old-school styling combined with seven gears, solid double-wall rims, 700x35c tires, and rim brakes make for a stylish, reliable ride.
A carbon frame reduces weight and soaks up bumps, while road-bike-standard components give you great performance for the price in the Cannondale Quick Carbon 1 Bike.
The Raleigh Cadent series is about as straightforward as hybrid bikes get. They’re informed by mountain bike geometry, but they pack roadworthy features to get you through your commute fast.
Take the carbon fork, for example. It doesn’t rob you of power like a suspension fork does. But it’s compliant enough to dampen road noise and keep you comfortable. And the 700x35c tires. They’re big enough to handle a variety of mild terrain, but they’re slick for efficient road riding.
The Raleigh Cadent 3 comes with 27 gears that will take you anywhere you want to go, one of our picks for the best hybrid city bikes.