Are you tired of using unisex mountain bikes? If you are searching for a bike that is fun and comfortable to use, a hybrid bike made for women is worth checking out. Hybrid bikes, also known as fitness bikes, are road-style and flat-bar bikes that are perfect for bike commuting, running errands, or maintaining your fitness. There are also hybrid bikes that feature wider suspension forks and fat tires for dirt road and gravel rides. For whatever cycling goals that you have set this year, these bikes will help you reach them. Here are our top picks for the best hybrid bikes for women in 2018:
Raleigh has the knack for making affordable yet stylish bikes. The Alysa 3 has an aluminum frame and carbon fork that are specifically designed for women bikers. The frame and fork keep the bike agile and lightweight. Although this bike is primarily for pavement rides, it can certainly handle smooth dirt tracks as well. The Alysa 3 hybrid bike use 2×8-speed Shimano drivetrain, and hydraulic disc brakes that provide good stopping power. The Clément fat tires give a dampened ride. This bike also has fender mounts and rack for added flexibility. Available in four sizes ranging from XS to XL, you will have no problem finding the right size.
If you want to try out other trails, don’t let the smooth pavement stop you from doing so. The Althea 1 is an aluminum bike made for women that has a front suspension fork to mellow out the bumps on gravel tracks. This bike is so lightweight, making it an efficient mode of transportation for your errands or travels. SRAM’s GX 11-speed drivetrain manages shifting and provides the ease of a single chainring up front. Plus, the 11-42 cassette gives sufficient gear choices for whatever terrain you choose to traverse. The Cannondale Althea 1 includes disc brakes to provide you good stopping power. You can never go wrong with this bike because all the parts are exclusively for this brand only.
This bike is aimed for women riders who want speed and flexibility. Fuji Silhouette 1.1 is a lightweight bike that presents an aluminum frame and carbon fiber fork. Fuji has made sure that road vibration is reduced as much as possible, giving the riders smooth and comfortable experience. The internal cable routing provides the bike a clean look and the Shimano’s efficient 105 drivetrain gives sharp shifting. This bike includes Tektro hydraulic brakes which usually provide better control compared to rim brakes. If you try this out on a bumpy track, the 700 x 28c Vittoria’s Zaffiro will provide a cushioned ride all throughout.
If you are looking for a bike that would keep you fit but also manage a sudden burst of inspiration to travel a local gravel track, this bike is the one for you. The Specialized CrossTrail Expert Carbon presents a lightweight carbon frame with a design that provides a balance between efficiency and stability. The SR SunTour NCX fork provides 60mm of travel for extra control on challenging roads. There is an integrated remote lockout that gives you control to turn off the suspension if you don’t need it. Also, the TRP hydraulic disc brakes give solid stopping control even in moist weather situations. This bike highlights a 2×11 drivetrain with a wide range up front and 42-tooth cassette in the back. The CrossTrail is indeed the perfect ride for commuting, casual ride around town, and dirt track ride.
The Thrive uses CoMax technology that mixes resin and carbon composites. The product is a lightweight frame that allows you to ride many miles. Liv always incorporates women’s physiology into their designs. If you notice, the frame’s geometry, crank lengths, and stem length are the areas that has Liv’s specific focus. This bike integrates Shimano’s solid 105 drivetrain that gives two chainrings up front and 11-speed cassette in the back. Moreover, Shimano disc brakes give solid stopping power, even on slight slopes. A captivating black and white design makes this bike complete.
That completes our list for the best hybrid bikes for women. This short list will give you some insight about some available bikes that are popular in the market this year. Once you have your prospective bikes, always make sure to know more about it other than the price so that you would have a safe and enjoying ride at all times.