Best Hybrid Bikes in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 6, 2018
If you can't decide which bicycle to buy for riding all around, pick a hybrid bike that can be used on all sorts of terrains and you won't go wrong. In our review of the best hybrid bikes, we’ve carefully selected 5 top-rated models to help you make your choice. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Frame
Wheel
Number of speeds
Derailleurs and shifters
Brake System
Saddle
Conveniences
Weight
Warranty
 
PROS

The frame is made of Toray T800 carbon fiber which makes it more heavy-duty and ensures better shock absorption. The fork, handlebar, and the seatpost are also produced from carbon fibre.

CONS

Not very comfortable for 180cm+ cyclists.

OUR VERDICT

Combining both high-strength and lightweight characteristics, the BEIOU CB0012B is a stylish hybrid bike for enjoyable rides on any terrain. Equipped with a carbon fibre frame, suspension fork, handlebar, and seatpost, the bike absorbs shocks perfectly. It is one of the best sports hybrid bikes ever!

detailed parameters
Frame

19", 20" Toray T800 Carbon Fiber frame with glossy finish

Wheel

Durable rims: Roton road bike wheelset

Tire: Kenda 700*23C 60TPI

Number of speeds

20

Derailleurs and shifters

Front derailleur: LTWOO FD-V5010-M

Rear derailleur: LTWOO FD-V5010-M

Brake System

SRAM FR-5 Brake Lever/Z.STAR Road Bike Clip Brake

Saddle

BEIOU Carbon Fiber Integrated Body/350mm/31.6mm

Conveniences

Padded grips

Weight

~ 8.5 kg

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Promax mechanical disc brakes ensure quick yet smooth braking. They will let you immediately stop in case of emergency (without falling off the bike).

CONS

A white frame is prone to scratches. 

OUR VERDICT

Designed with speed, comfort, and durability in mind, the Baracuda Hydrus is a great hybrid for commuting through city mazes. Marketed as a men's hybrid, this model will be an optimal choice for those who often cycle on different types of terrain. It stands out for a rigid frame, stability, and responsive steering.

detailed parameters
Frame

19", 21" lightweight alloy frame with Sports Hybrid Geometry

Wheel

Rims: Alloy double wall 36 hole rims

Tires: 700C x 38

Number of speeds

21

Derailleurs and shifters

Rear derailleur: Shimano

Shifters: Shimano Revo twist

Brake System

Mechanical disc brakes with alloy levers

Saddle

Hybrid sports saddle

Conveniences

Alloy ahead stem and comfort grips, Triple chainset with a 7-speed rear cassette

Weight

~ 13 kg

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

This model is delivered 90% assembled, so it will take you minimum time and efforts to finish the assembly. Just several simple adjustments of a front wheel, handlebars, a saddle and off you go.

CONS

Only 6 speeds available.

OUR VERDICT

It's one of the most affordable hybrid bikes for women on the market! Fitted with a narrower handlebar and smaller frame, the Professional Premium Womens 700C is a perfect choice for ladies. It's a great all-arounder for daily commutes to and from work as well as for leisure rides around the city on even and cross-country rides.

detailed parameters
Frame

18" High-tensile steel frame

Wheel

Rims: Lightweight alloy rims

Tires: 700C

Number of speeds

6

Derailleurs and shifters

Gripshift gear levers

Brake System

Front & rear powerful alloy V-brakes

Saddle

Sprung comfort saddle

Conveniences

Padded grips

Weight

14.5 kg

Warranty

Lifetime frame guarantee 

PROS

Heat-treated frame allows this bike to endure heavy loads and gives it increased stability and resistance to mechanical impacts.

CONS

You may feel discomfort when riding over big bumps.

OUR VERDICT

This stylish bike with a bright blue frame combines the best features of road and mountain bicycles for speedy riding. You'll be able to achieve a truly high speed and maintain it on the high road without putting much effort.

detailed parameters
Frame

19" heat treated alloy hardtail frame

Wheel

Rims: tough double wall alloy rims

Tires: 700C

Number of speeds

21

Derailleurs and shifters

Rear derailleur: Shimano

Shifters: Shimano

Brake System

Front & rear V-type brakes

Saddle

Sports saddle

Conveniences

Front suspension fork,  Padded grips 

Weight

14.7 kg

Warranty

Lifetime frame guarantee 

PROS

A wide soft saddle and gel-padded grips will add comfort to your trips and make them maximum enjoyable even if you spend the whole day on-the-go. 

CONS

The seat might seem a bit high. 

OUR VERDICT

A super-durable steel frame and good-grip tyres will ensure smooth riding on different types of terrain, be it concrete roads, gravel park trails, or bumpy paths somewhere in the suburbs. Suitable for both on-road and off-road rides, the Pro Rider hybrid is the right choice for long-distance trips, city commutes, and relaxed riding.

detailed parameters
Frame

20" steel frame

Wheel

Rims: double wall alloy 

Tires: 700c semi slick

Number of speeds

18

Derailleurs and shifters

Rear derailleur: Shimano

Shifters: Shimano Revo shift

Brake System

Powerful alloy V-type brakes and levers

Saddle

Wide padded saddle

Conveniences

Comfy gel padded grips

Weight

14 kg

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

BEIOU CB0012B

Sporty Style

When it comes to carbon frames, the BEIOU CB0012B bike is the most you can get for the money. It's a Scott road bike that is stuffed with a large number of features that make it one of the best models on the UK market. It boasts a unibody carbon fibre frame, fork, seat post, and a handlebar which make it extremely lightweight and give it more flex for better shock absorption. And the good frame geometry ensures a comfortable ride with comfortable handling in any condition. So, no matter where the road takes you, pedalling will always be brisk and easy.

Every detail of this bicycle works amazingly well. The gear and drivetrain systems are lightweight, durable and very responsive. Switching gears goes smoothly without a hitch. The 20 speeds are easy to change with just a click of the shifter. The brake system also works as it should - braking is firm and quick. All this gives the bike a rugged yet sporty feel and look!

The bike is available in several sizes (480 mm, 500 mm, and 520 mm) and colours (Glossy Red, Glossy Orange, White Blue, White Gold) to suit your needs. The bike comes well-packed, and it's fairly easy to assemble it within 30 - 40 minutes. Being just 8.5 kg, the BEIOU CB0012B is one of the lightest hybrid bikes out there. It's a wonderful choice for people who want a bike that looks and feels like a real racer model of Tour de France.

Review of BEIOU CB0012B Hybrid Bike

 

Barracuda Hydrus

Tackle Steep Hills Easily

The Barracuda Hydrus is a great city bike. Its frame is made of aluminium alloy that deftly combines lightness and strength. The frame has a sport hybrid geometry for a more upright pedalling position. The bike is available in two frame sizes: 19" is good for 160-170 cm riders, and 21" is suitable for those who are 170-185 cm tall.

The bicycle is fitted with reliable Promax mechanical disc brakes with alloy levers that won't fail in case of a sudden stop, while the double-wall rims along with quick release 700x38 tires guarantee a reliable performance of the wheels on any surface. The straight blade forks are made of Hi-tensile, which will let you ride even more confidently. The high-quality Shimano Touney gear system and Revo-shift gear shifters ensure a smooth switching between the available 21 speeds even in harsh conditions. This wide selection of speeds will allow you to overcome steep hills comfortably as well as to quickly speed up when riding on a smooth road. Moreover, the bike has a triple chainset with a 7-speed rear cassette which is particularly useful when tackling hills. The triple chainset allows you to pedal at a higher RPM up inclines, making seated pedalling easier and more efficient. So if you live in the area with hilly terrain and want to ride smoothly, the Hydrus Men's bike from Barracuda is your choice.

Review of Barracuda Hydrus

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Professional Premium Womens

Excellent Commuter

The Professional Women's 700c Hybrid bicycle is an ideal option for women riding to and from work on a daily basis. It has a relaxed ladies-specific frame configuration with a high-level handlebar to deliver you a stable upright ride. Thanks to the powerful front and rear V-brakes, the bike ensures fast braking in any condition. The 6-speed gear with gripshift levers provides maximum versatility, enabling you to enjoy leisurely rides or go far distances. And a wide saddle with springs and ergonomic grips on the handlebars will add laid-back comfort to your journeys. Note that the bike has no wheel fenders, thus, it's not the best option for riding on muddy trails.

This bike arrives well-packaged and 90% built - it requires just final assembly and adjustment. The package includes all tools needed for putting all parts together. The process is simple and pretty straightforward. All you need to do is inflate the tyres and secure front wheel, handlebars, saddle, and pedals. Also, we recommend you to check all fixings on pre-assembled parts and readjust the brakes and gears. The frame is 19" high, meaning the bike is good for ladies 155 cm and up. No matter whether you’re going to explore suburbs or ride around your neighbourhood, the Professional Premium ladies' hybrid bike will make you enjoy the ride.

Review of Professional Premium Womens Hybrid Commuter

 

AMMACO CS150

Built to Last

The Ammaco bicycle is a perfect choice for cyclists looking for the golden mean between a city, road, and mountain bike. Stuffed with big 700C wheels, this bike will be great for both road and off-road cycling. The wheels use tough double-wall alloy rims for enhanced stability, while wide tread of tyres provides a better grip on any surface. Riding this bicycle, you'll be able to reach an impressive speed and maintain it with small effort. However, note that just like most hybrid bikes, this one is equipped neither with racks nor fenders to protect you from dirt on a muddy trail.

The 21-speed Shimano gear will come in useful when riding on an extremely hilly terrain. All you need is just to choose the most suitable speed and shift it with Shimano Revo Twist Shifter located near the grips. Also, this fast hybrid bike is fitted with front and rear V-brake systems which significantly increase the efficiency of a sudden stop. And the ZOOM fork will smoothen road highs and lows. We would like to stress that the fork is suspended, which is typical of mountain and urban bikes. The 19" frame of the bike is made of heat-treated durable alloy and comes with a lifetime warranty, which speaks a lot of its high quality.

Review of AMMACO CS150 MENS HYBRID BIKE

 

Pro Rider Stamford

Simple Bike for City Riders

The Pro Rider Stamford city bike is a simple model that requires low maintenance. The high-quality Shimano gearing system along with Revoshift light action shifters and a Shimano rear derailleur guarantees a smooth switching between the 18 speeds available. Thanks to such a variety of different speed options, you can easily choose the speed that will be comfortable for you, depending on the terrain you're riding on.

The frame is manufactured from high-quality steel and is complemented by double-wall alloy wheels that roll smoothly and cushion the bumps. The 700C semi-slick tyres provide a solid grip both on- and off-road. The bike is well-built and made to last. It has colour-coded gel grips and a well-padded saddle that makes every ride soft and cushy. So, by the end of the day, you won't experience any discomfort after riding.

The bike is supplied factory boxed and pre-assembled. You just need to screw some parts and adjust the V-brake system. The bike has a 20" frame and is suitable for riders with an inside leg measurement of 73 cm - 90 cm. Overall, if you need a simple bicycle for a smooth riding experience on any terrain, get this.

Review of Pro Rider Stamford Hybrid City Bike

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What Is a Hybrid Bike?

If you dream of a bicycle but can't decide where to ride, this review is for you. It covers hybrid bicycles designed for both smooth roads and broken terrain. A hybrid bicycle is fit for a day-to-day riding and easily copes with mud roads, so it is also suitable for camping activities. Also, hybrid bikes are successfully used for touring. There are models of hybrid bikes for men and women (with high and low crossbars, respectively) on the market. They may have large and medium-sized wheels and supplementary accessories. So, if you can't decide what bike to buy, get one of these all-in-one bicycles and enjoy a smooth ride on any terrain.

We recommend reading our review of bike helmets to make cycling safe, as well as bike computers to monitor the distance, speed, and time of your ride. And to protect your two-wheeler from theft and elements, we recommend you to get a bike lock and a bike cover.

Sources:

1. Hybrid Bikes: How to Choose, REI.

2. Euan McKenzie How To Pick the Best Hybrid Bicycle for Both Men and Women, Icebike.

3. Henry Robertshaw Best hybrid bikes: a buyer’s guide, Cycling Weekly. May 23, 2016.

4. Hybrid bicycle, Wikipedia. November 1, 2016.

5. Oli Woodman What is a hybrid bike? BikeRadar. August 13, 2014.

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Publish Date: 2017-12-27 10:17:20