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The 25 Top-Rated Hybrid Bikes for Fitness, Mountain Biking, and More

Have you been struggling to decide what type of bicycle you should get based on what you’ll use it for the most? Why not just split the difference and find a hybrid of them all? Hybrid bikes take some of the best features of all types of bikes so that you can do it all with a single bike that meets all your needs. Rather than limiting your activities based on the capabilities of your bike, you’ll be covered for a wide range of activities with a hybrid. Within the category of hybrid bikes, you’ll find some bikes that more suited for a few specific activities (mountain bikes, road bikes, fitness bikes, etc.), but the key is that they’re capable of so much more than a standard bike designed for one specific purpose.

We’ve found the top rated 25 hybrid bikes on the market right now and listed them for you in alphabetical order below. Ratings are based on Amazon and are accurate as of the publication of this article.

1. Columbia Archer Deluxe Women’s 26-Inch Retro Hybrid Bicycle

Columbia Archer Deluxe Womens 26-Inch Retro Hybrid Bicycle

Current Rating: 5.0

With all the comfort features this bike has, it’s easy to see this lends to a smoother trip, whether you’re commuting to work or taking it on a long distance trip. The saddle and the handlebars are both embossed and the suspension in both the fork and the seat make any excursion easy going. The rear rack is perfect for carrying a picnic basket and, unlike a lot of other hybrid bikes, the kick stand is included.

Key Features:

  • 7 speed
  • Aluminum frame
  • Steel fenders

Cost: Est. $220

2. Columbia FitnessX 700c Men’s 21-Speed Fitness Hybrid Commuter Bike

Columbia FitnessX 700c Mens 21-Speed Fitness Hybrid Commuter Bike

Current Rating: 3.2

This bike is a perfect fit for anyone wanting their commuter bike to also double as a fitness bike. With a upright and ergonomic seat with flat handle bars, this bike will get you through your daily commute with comfort. With 21 speeds, a Rapidfire Shifter, and rear derailleur, you can customize a ride to push your fitness level up another notch.

Key Features:

  • 21-speed
  • Aluminum alloy frame
  • Some assembly required

Cost: Est. $160

3. Critical Cycles Beaumont-7 Seven Speed Lady’s Urban City Commuter Bike

 

Critical Cycles Beaumont-7 Seven Speed Ladys Urban City Commuter Bike

Current Rating: 3.4

This is a wonderful commuter or recreational bike that gives you a smooth and comfortable ride. You do have to keep in mind that while it’s quite a bit heavier than some of the other bikes on our list, its steel frame means this bike is not kidding around. This will be one you pass on to your kids! Some reviewers suggest upgrading the seat if you plan on riding for long distances but, just like the minor assembly required for this bike, it’s a breeze to switch out. And that’s a key point we can’t overlook: working on this bike may not be needed often, but it’s nice to know that if you have to, doing so is pretty intuitive.

Key Features:

  • 7-speed
  • 3 color choices
  • Some assembly required; all assembly tools included

Cost: Est. $220

4. Critical Cycles Men’s Barron Hybrid 21 Speed Bike

Critical Cycles Mens Barron Hybrid 21 Speed Bike

Current Rating: 4.0

Transition from one terrain to another with ease on this hybrid bike. With its comfortable ergonomic design, you can feel good taking this bike on a long distance tour. Its Shimano Tourney 21-speed drive train will help you tackle those steep hills, too. Some assembly is required but it’s minimal; it shouldn’t take very long to get you out on the road and going.

Key Features:

  • 21-speed
  • Aluminum frame
  • Kickstand included

Cost: Est. $270

5. Diamondback Bicycles 2016 Clarity Sti-8 Complete Women’s Performance Women Hybrid Bike

Diamondback Bicycles 2016 Clarity Sti-8 Complete Womens Performance Women Hybrid Bike

Current Rating: 4.2

This bike was designed specifically for a woman and combines the mountain and road bike for the best urban ride you can get. Hydraulic disc brakes make your braking more reliable in all types of weather, and the puncture-resistant tires will minimize your flats, keeping you on the road longer.

Key Features:

  • Lightweight aluminum alloy frame
  • Internal 8-speed
  • Upright ergonomic design for comfort

Cost: Est. $725

6. Diamondback Bicycles Calico Sport Women’s Dual Sport Bike

Diamondback Bicycles Calico Sport Womens Dual Sport Bike

Current Rating: 5.0

This bike is great for your daily commute or some off-roading. At the very least you won’t have to worry about whether your daily commute includes traveling on some dirt or gravel terrain. A suspension fork will allow you to ride through a variety of terrains without giving you a bumpy ride. The bike arrives about 85% assembled, and while the remaining 15% should be easy enough to complete, we recommend you take it to a bike shop to at least have your work double-checked.

Key Features:

  • 7-speed
  • Aluminum frame
  • Disc brakes for all-weather stopping

Cost: Est. $380

7. Diamondback Bicycles Edgewood Hybrid Bike

Diamondback Bicycles Edgewood Hybrid Bike

Current Rating: 3.6

This bike is great for a smooth and casual ride. Whether it’s your morning commute or a longer touring ride, the comfort level on this bike will have you sold. The suspension fork makes the ride a smooth one and the seat suspension just makes it all the more comfortable. Some people have mentioned in their reviews that assembly is a bit tricky, so taking it to your local bike shop is never a bad idea.

Key Features:

  • 21-speed
  • Aluminum alloy frame
  • Wide tires for great traction

Cost: Est. $250

8. Diamondback Bicycles Insight 2 Complete Hybrid Bike

Diamondback Bicycles Insight 2 Complete Hybrid Bike

Current Rating: 4.0

The mechanical disc brakes mean you can rely on this bike’s stopping power, rain or shine. It even boasts that you can brake to full stop, even in wet conditions, with just one finger. The 700c road wheels make it a smooth ride with high-speed capability. With a lightweight frame, this bike is one you can take with you to commute part way, or even take it on a long distance tour of the city.

Key Features:

  • Aluminum alloy frame
  • 21-speed
  • Some assembly required; tool kit included

Cost: Est. $320

9. Giordano G7 Men’s Hybrid Bike

Giordano G7 Mens Hybrid Bike

Current Rating: 5.0

This bike is a pretty clean hybrid; the upright riding position of a mountain bike makes it the most comfortable, and the efficient wheel size of a road bike makes it a breeze for your daily commute, as well. The suspension seat means your ride won’t be bumpy and the 21-speed shifters and derailleurs ensure you’ll get the workout you’d like as well.

Key Features:

  • 21-speed
  • Aluminum frame
  • 2 size options and adjustable within those sizes from 5’3″ to 6’2″

Cost: Est. $500

10. Kent Avondale Men’s Hybrid Bicycle with Sure Stop Brakes

kent Avondale Mens Hybrid Bike

Current Rating: 3.6

This bike’s big selling point is its Sure Stop, one-lever brake. If you’ve never had any experience with this braking system, it’s sort of like a car’s anti-lock brakes. It’s a V-brake style, and the accidents caused by over the handlebar braking are all but eliminated with this device. And with one lever, you brake both wheels at the same time. The Avondale is designed with the urban commuter in mind; it even has bolted-on hubs to deter theft.

Key Features:

  • 7-speed
  • Aluminum alloy frame
  • Fits riders 5’6″ to 6’2″

Cost: Est. $250

11. Mongoose Reform Comp 700C Dual Sport Hybrid Bicycle

Mongoose Reform Comp 700C Dual Sport Hybrid BicycleCharcoal

Current Rating: 5.0

While there are only 5 reviews on Amazon so far, each of those 5 reviewers rated this bike perfect. The Mongoose name may not be as well-known as other bike manufacturers, but this bike can keep up with the big names in practically every way. Both front and rear hydraulic disc brakes will allow you to brake in any weather, and the suspension fork allows you to uncompromisingly ride from pavement to gravel with absolute ease.

Key Features:

  • 21-speed
  • Dual-sport aluminum frame
  • Hydraulic disc brakes

Cost: Est. $550

12. Northwoods Springdale Women’s 21-Speed Hybrid Bicycle, 700c

Northwoods Springdale Womens 21-Speed Hybrid Bicycle 700c

Current Rating: 3.6

This bike is perfect for your daily commute and any recreational fun you have planned. Some assembly is required, and you will need to use your own tools, but most reviewers comment on the ease of assembly. With a rear rack that lets you bring a basket of your things and a comfortable seat with an ergonomic design, you can plan an entire day out with this bike. And did we mention? It’s only $165!

Key Features:

  • 21-speed
  • Aluminum frame and alloy rims
  • Rear rack and fenders included

Cost: Est. $165

13. Pure City Classic Diamond Frame Bicycle

Pure City Classic Diamond Frame Bicycle

Current Rating: 3.6

This is the perfect bike for your countryside cruise or your urban commute. One look at the sleek design and it’s obvious that they didn’t skimp on style. It comes with matching fenders, a silver bell, a rear rack, leather grips, a kickstand, and leather saddle. All the extras you get with this bike are amazing!

Key Features:

  • 3- or 8-speed, 5 color choices
  • Lifetime warranty on frame; 1-year warranty on components
  • Rear rack included

Cost: Est. $430

14. Raleigh Detour 2 Step Thru Comfort Bike

Raleigh Detour 2 Step Thru Comfort Bike

Current Rating: 5.0

Most of the bikes on our list (or any bike mailed to you) requires some assembly. But this bike’s manufacturer makes the bold claim that all experience levels can assemble their bikes and it will only take from 30 to 120 minutes. They do, of course, recommend you take it to a bike shop if you are in any way uncomfortable with the assembly. The Detour is made with recreational use in mind, and an ergonomic design and spring loaded seat will lend to a comfortable ride doing your commute, as well.

Key Features:

  • 2 color choices
  • 21-speed
  • Steel frame

Cost: Est. $320

15. Retrospec Venus Dutch Step-Thru City Comfort Hybrid Bike

Retrospec Venus Dutch Step-Thru City Comfort Hybrid Bike

Current Rating: 3.5

This bike has so many choices, it’s hard to imagine not being able to find a customization that’s right for you. It comes in a choice of six colors, three different gear speed choices, and two different heights. All models have the same internal hub to minimize the maintenance needed. If you’re looking for a comfortable commuter bike that can also get you through long distance cruises, this bike could be just right for you.

Key Features:

  • 1-, 3-, or 7-speed
  • 6 color choices
  • Rear and front tires
  • Headlight and rear rack included

Cost: Est. $250

16. Roadmaster Adventures Men’s Hybrid Bike

Roadmaster Adventures Mens Hybrid Bike

Current Rating: 3.4

This hybrid bike is geared more towards the fitness enthusiast. Its durable steel frame can take a beating, and its 3-piece crank will ensure a stronger hold while preventing spin as you push your bike and your body to their limits. And no, that’s not a typo; it’s a steal at only $120.

Key Features:

  • 7-speed
  • Steel frame
  • Front and rear handbrakes

Cost: Est. $120

17. Schwinn Discover Men’s Hybrid Bike

Schwinn Discover Mens Hybrid Bike 700C WheelsBlack

Current Rating: 4.0

This bike is designed for your commute and your recreational rides, too. The rear rack lets you pop on a basket and bring home your groceries or strap on a moderately sized bag. And while the comfort and performance are more than adequate if you’re looking to upgrade, with this bike it’s easy to do. The minor assembly required when you receive your bike is simple, as well.

Key Features:

  • 21-speed
  • Aluminum frame
  • Rear rack included

Cost: Est. $275

18. Schwinn Men’s Network 3.0 700C Wheel Men’s Hybrid Bicycle

Current Rating: 4.1

This hybrid combines a road and mountain bike to let you have the comfort of an upright mountain bike with the speed of a road bike. The overall weight of the bike is roughly 35 pounds, and with the quick-release front wheel, this bike becomes even more manageable. Some assembly is required, and it does not come with a kick stand but should you choose to purchase one separately, it is easily installed.

Key Features:

  • 21-speed
  • Aluminum frame
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Cost: Est. $300

19. Schwinn Men’s Volare 1200 Bike

Schwinn Mens Volare 1200 Bike 700c Grey

Current Rating: 4.0

This is the bike you want if you have specific plans for both commuting and a strenuous workout. The lightweight frame and alloy wheels lend to speed, and the rigid frame means you’ll get the maximum return for your effort. And the comfort level is good enough that you can definitely use this to commute or for a casual ride. Some reviews suggest you upgrade the seat, but even if you decide to do so, this bike’s versatile performance makes it well worth its cost.

Key Features:

  • Aluminum frame
  • 21-speed
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: Est. $270

20. Schwinn Women’s Wayfarer 700c Bicycle

Schwinn Womens Wayfarer 700c Bicycle

Current Rating: 3.7

If you’re into that retro style, this may just be the bike for you. Its frame is solid steel, so you won’t have to worry about this bike falling apart on you – it’s built to last. The steel frame does make it a bit heavier than some other hybrid bikes, though; it weighs in at about 36 pounds. While it is completely capable of transitioning to a bit of packed gravel, with its weight especially, this definitely leans more on the city side of the hybrid spectrum.

Key Features:

  • 7-speed
  • Rear rack included
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Cost: Est. $200

21. sixthreezero EVRYjourney Women’s 26-Inch 7-Speed Step-Through Touring Hybrid Bicycle

sixthreezero EVRYjourney Womens 26-Inch 7-Speed Step-Through Touring Hybrid Bicycle

Current Rating: 4.8

This bike is the highest-rated on our list, all things considered. There are others that are rated a full 5.0, but they don’t have as many reviews. There are 603 reviews on this bike at the time of this writing, and among them, only 18 are even marginally critical reviews. The front and rear hand brakes are internal and therefore less likely to be broken. Comfort is key on this bike; the synthetic leather is durable, and it’s on both the hand grips and the seat. And with the adjustable saddle and forward-pedaling design, it’s a great fit for all heights.

Key Features:

  • 2 color choices
  • 7-speed
  • Fenders included
  • Light aluminum frame

Cost: Est. $400

22. sixthreezero Explore Your Range Men’s 7-Speed Hybrid Commuter Bicycle, 20-Inch Frame/700C Wheels

sixthreezero Explore Your Range Mens 7-Speed Hybrid Commuter Bicycle

Current Rating: 4.3

This bike is perfect for your commute – even if your commute involves some gravel and packed dirt! And the 7-speed external derailleur makes it easy to switch from your every day commute to an all-day long distance trail. The synthetic leather seat will make sure you’re traveling in comfort, and the specs on this bike fit anywhere from 5′ to 6’2″. It will arrive to you 85% assembled and has detailed instructions, but you may still want to take it to a bike shop to double-check your assembly work.

Key Features:

  • 7-speed
  • Rear rack
  • Front and rear brakes

Cost: Est. $370

23. Tommaso La Forma Lightweight Aluminum Hybrid Bike

Tommaso La Forma Lightweight Aluminum Hybrid Bike

Current Rating: 4.6

This bike is made with high-quality components and you can tell by the solid feel. While it’s a sturdy bike, that doesn’t mean it will weigh you down. Its lightweight frame and components make the bike just under 26 pounds. It comes partially assembled, and what assembly is required is a breeze, which will get you out there riding faster.

Key Features:

  • 2 color choices
  • Aluminum frame
  • 27-speed

Cost: Est. $550

24. Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid Road Bike 24 Speed Shimano Disc Brakes

Vilano Diverse 30 Performance Hybrid Road Bike 24 Speed Shimano Disc Brakes

Current Rating: 4.2

If you’ve never ridden a bike with disc brakes, you’ll need to brace yourself for this bike’s stopping power. These brakes are so strong that if you’re not careful and you squeeze these brakes too tightly, you may just send yourself flying! But that also means you can rely on your brakes even if they become wet. The bike does not come with a kickstand, so you may want to invest in one but it should accommodate whichever you choose.

Key Features:

  • 24-speed
  • Mechanical disc brakes
  • Hydro-formed, lightweight frame and fork

Cost: Est. $270

25. XDS Women’s Cross 300 24-Speed Step-Through Hybrid Bicycle

XDS Womens Cross 300 24-Speed Step-Through Hybrid Bicycle 44cm White

Current Rating: 5.0

This bike’s narrow tires make for sharper turns, and its shock-absorbent RST suspension fork make the ride so smooth you’ll forget that you’re getting your workout in, too. Whether you’re taking it on your local trails or on your 20-mile trek to work, this bike can handle whatever terrain you prefer. Assembly is required but definitely doable with minimal tools.

Key Features:

  • 24-speed
  • Lightweight alloy frame; around 25 lbs
  • Rust-resistant alloy components

Cost: Est. $470

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