Best hybrid bikes 2024 for leisure and commuting: top rated models

How to find the best hybrid bike that suits both your riding and your budget

Riding through countryside: Best hybrid bike
Best hybrid bikes
(Image credit: Ribble)

The best hybrid bikes are a versatile option that will serve for your commutes and cycling around town. Also called fitness bikes, as they'll help you to keep in shape, they're also good for weekend excursions and, with their wide tires and stable ride, can handle off-road trips on gravel tracks, bridleways and tow paths too.

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Row 0 - Cell 0 WeightBrakesGearingMax tire width
Vitus Substance V-2 Flat BarNot specifiedTektro mechanical discShimano Sora 9-speed40mm
Tenways CGO600 Pro41lbTektro hydraulic discGates 1-speed belt driveNot specified
Ribble Hybrid AL e 13.1kgShimano hydraulic discSRAM NX 11-speed35mm
Priority Continuum Onyx30.3lbHydraulic discNuvinci CVT32mm
Triban RC50010.5kgPromax mechanical discShimano Sora 9-speed36mm
Specialized Sirrus X 5.0 Not specifiedTektro hydraulic discSRAM NX Eagle 12-speed42mm
Boardman HYB 8.810.4kgShimano hydraulic discShimano Deore 10-speed35mm
Giant Escape 1 Disc11kgHydraulic discShimano Altus/Alivio 9-speed36mm
Carrera Subway14kgMechanical discShimano Tourney 7-speed1.95"
Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg