Top 10 Best Hybrid Bikes Reviewed In 2016
A cross between road bikes and mountain bikes, hybrid bicycles are lightweight yet powerful commuter and or explorer bicycles, best known for their efficiency over long distances. The smooth and thin tires of road bikes that they use lower rolling resistance on all terrain for greater speeds. The powerful gear system offered; on the other hand, enables individuals to power through the toughest of terrains while using significantly less energy than individuals with traditional mountain bikes. For avid bikers that appreciate the value of hybrid bicycles and are shopping for new ones for everyday use, our picks of the 10 best in 2016 include:
10. Kent Avondale
The Avondale for men is a premium 700c hybrid bicycle with a durable 6061 aluminum frame and sure stop brakes with an anti-lock system that better the safety of users at high speed. Combining the lightness of road bike and the strength of mountain bikes, it is a valuable all-round accessory that you will enjoy riding during your outdoor trips. The 7-speed Shimano derailleur (RD-TX35) and RevoShift Shimano shifters offered respond accurately while its ergonomic design and comfortable seat benefit those that commute regularly to work or school. Kent Avondale is affordable and recommended for individuals measuring between 5 feet, 6-inches and 6 feet, 2-inches.
9. Schwinn Siro
Manufactured with the everyday user in mind, this 700c Siro bike from Schwinn is a top-rated hybrid bike with a low-profile 18-inch frame, an aesthetic black finish, and a lightweight aluminum construction that does not weigh down users on the road. Unlike heavier mountain bikes, maneuvering is also easy while the well-designed Shimano derailleur (21 speed with EZ fire Shimano shifters) it comes with guarantees greater speeds on all terrains. Its padded seat is comfortable. The suspension seat post offered improves comfort further while its swept back handlebar design orients riders is a comfortable upright position to better their productivity.
8. Schwinn GTX 2.0
With an original Schwinn GTX 2.0, you get a medium-sized (18-inches) dual sports bike (in red) with large 700c alloy wheels, a sports-grade aluminum frame, and Shimano trigger shifters (21-speed) that work precisely. Because of its lightweight and well-balanced design, riding options are versatile. The suspension fork and alloy crank offered are professional-grade, while its advanced braking system (rear and front disks) deliver admirable stopping power in all weather conditions. This all-weather hybrid bicycle also features comfortable low profile pedals and multi-use tires that work excellently on and off road.
7. Giordano RS700
For tall individuals (5’9″-6’2″) shopping for large hybrid bicycles for daily commuting, Giordano RS700 towers above many hyped models in this niche. Made of quality aluminum, its frame is sturdy and fitted with a high-performance steel fork that withstands abuse well. Wheels are large 700c models that roll smoothly on all terrain, while its flat handlebar orients the body naturally for added comfort. Its speed system, on the other hand, is a smooth shifting 21-speed model (Shimano) and designed to work efficiently without rattling, while the large padded seat offered is very comfortable.
6. Diamondback Bicycles Edgewood
Purchase this 2016 Edgewood hybrid bicycle from Diamondback bicycles to get a complete and solid bicycle that you will enjoy riding to school, work, or your favorite trails. Even though some people complain about the cheap component used, its decent pricing and overall performance on the road is admirable. The availability of affordable replacement parts enables you to customize its functionality to your liking, while its ergonomic design, large 700c wheels, and the padded seat offered better comfort levels of riders.
5. Diamondback Bicycles Edgewood (2015)
Since its release in 2015, Diamondback Bicycles Edgewood has ranked among the most sought-after hybrid bikes mainly because of its performance and the premium accessories used to manufacture it. Attainable pre-assembled, for instance, the sports grade 6061-T6 Aluminum frame used to make it is durable, rust resistant, and designed to withstand abuse well. Welds are tight and well finished and its comfortable 63mm suspension system designed to smoothen rides on all terrain. If speed is a concern, its drivetrain is an advanced 21-speed model that comes in handy when scaling hills. The rapid shifters (EZ-Fire) offered guarantee effortless gear changes while its relaxed riser handlebar not only grants riders easier access to brake levers and shifters but also positions riders upright for optimal comfort.
4. Schwinn Wayfarer
Specially designed for men, this blue-themed Wayfarer from Schwinn is a premium hybrid bike with a 7-speed system (rear derailleur and shifters) and an urban-style steel retro frame backed by a lifetime warranty. The coordinating rack and fenders it comes with are not only aesthetic but also functional. The patented Schwinn seat buyers get is large and has a unique spring system that betters comfort while its alloy brakes (both rear and front) are not only durable but also responsive in all weather. You do not have to worry about it rolling out of control even in slippery environments.
3. Northwoods Springdale
Recommended for women that commute in urban environments often and those shopping for affordable and fun to ride bicycles for recreational use, Northwoods Springdale has a lightweight aluminum frame with a 21-speed gear system for power. Wheels are large (700c), made of premium alloy, and designed to ride smoothly on all terrain. The braking system offered (linear pull) respond well while the coordinating fenders and rack are sturdy and designed to better its performance further.
2. Schwinn Discover (Women)
Featured in most top 10 best hybrid bikes in 2016 reviews, Schwinn Discover is a comfortable women’s hybrid bike with a lightweight city frame (aluminum), an alloy crank, and a responsive suspension fork that keeps rides smooth and enjoyable. Shifters (21 speed SRAM) are precise and easy to use and its alloy linear pull brakes (Promax) designed to generate instant stopping power. If you haul books and other materials often, the rear gear carrier offered is large and sturdy. The padded saddle and upright swept-back handlebar it comes with enhance comfort and the performance of riders.
1. Schwinn Discover (Men)
Discovery for men from Schwinn tops our list. With an original, you get a comfortable 700c hybrid bike with an aluminum city frame, a padded saddle, and a sturdy swept-back handle that orients the body upright for comfort, safety, and better aerodynamics. Gears shift smoothly (21 speeds). The Schwinn suspension fork used is professional-grade, while its alloy promax brakes respond well even in wet weather.