The article below focuses on what are hybrid bicycles, what are their advantages and 16 best hybrid bicycles in india that cost between RS.15,000 to RS.30,000.
Everyone these days is looking to buy the best bicycle. This includes many Youngsters, kids, oldies and women for that matter. However, with the variety of bicycle brands available in the market, they are unaware of many things.
They do not know the difference between a hybrid, mountain bike or a road bike. They do not know the gear components or how to go about choosing the right frame size. They also are unaware of bib shorts and its significance. Cycling today is more than just sitting on a bicycle and pedalling. It is more about comfort, luxury, fun, safety, long lasting, endurance, fitness and more.
One such type of bicycle that has the ability to offer the above benefits is the hybrid bicycle.
So what is a hybrid bicycle?
A hybrid bicycle is basically a mix of a mountain bike and a road bike. This type of bicycle is ideal for riding on different terrains.
The best Hybrid bicycles come with a flat handlebar, as seen in mountain bikes. As a result, the shifting and braking components remain the same for hybrid and mountain bikes. Whereas, a road bike comes with a drop bar which is STI style integrated.
Besides the best hybrid bicycles also tend to use larger volume tyres than road bikes, offering more comfort than narrower road rubber.
What are the advantages of buying the best hybrid bicycle?
- Upright positing while riding
- More comfort than road bikes due to larger volume tyres
- Can be ridden on different terrains
- Much lighter than Mountain bikes
Below is a list of 14 best hybrid bicycles in India that cost between RS.15,000 to RS.30,000
Cosmic Shuffle (Rs. 15,500):
If you are very low on a budget and are looking for an affordable hybrid bicycle, Cosmic’s shuffle is a good bet. The bicycle is priced very low and can be handy to ride around the city and uneven terrain.
Buy Now: Cosmic Shuffle
MONTRA TRANCE PRO (RS.17,600):-
If you are looking to commute or leisure riding, The Montra Trance Pro 2015 is best suited on urban roads. At this price point, the Trance PRO 2015 is ideal for any amateur rider looking to buy a budget hybrid bicycle.
Buy Now: Montra Trance Pro
UNIFOX BICYCLES MANHATTAN RS 700C (RS.16,950):-
The Unifox’s Manhattan RS 700C hybrid bicycle is streamlined for quick-paced rides to the office or your routine fitness rides around your neighbourhood. The bike comes with trigger shift that provides for quick and responsive shifting of gears.
FIREFOX KARMA (RS.17,220):-
The Firefox karma is a bicycle specially designed for women cyclists. The bike offers good comfort and better handling, thus, making it a perfect bicycle for women who are looking to start pedalling.
Raleigh Cadent 700c: (RS. 18750):-
A new addition to our list is the Raleigh Cadent. Equipped with Shimano tourney, mechanical disc brakes and kenda tyres, the bike is ready to take on the Indian roads!
MONTRA BLUES (RS. 21,650):-
The Montra Blues 1.1 Rigid is a good hybrid bicycle that offers comfort at a great price. This bike offers an upright positioning thus making commuting, fitness or a leisure ride more comfortable.
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FIREFOX RAPIDE 21S (approx. 18,000):-
If you are looking to get back to cycling, or want to upgrade from your basic performance hybrid, the Firefox Rapide 21S (2017) is an ideal bicycle. It is a good all-rounder bicycle that offers great value with the allow frame, Shimano groupset and shifters.
B’TWIN RIVERSIDE 500 (22,900):-
The B’twin riverside 500 is made for different terrains such as road and gravel trails. The bicycle frame comes with a lifetime warranty and has 28″ alloy wheels and modern 1×9 gearing. The bike is ideal for commuting and light touring.
BERGAMONT HELIX 1.5I (Rs. 25,900):-
The Helix 1.5l is a crossover between trekking and fitness bike for on- and light offroad use. It is built on a light aluminium frame with a well-balanced and comfortable geometry. On this bike, you can easily mount carrier, fenders and lighting system.
FIREFOX MOMENTUM 700C ( Approx. RS.27,000):-
The Firefox Momentum 700c is a Hybrid bicycle that comes with a decent front suspension that is suitable for occasional trail use. This bicycle comes with touring and slight off-road capabilities.
GIANT SEDONA (RS.27,850):-
The Giant Sedona is another such bicycle that is a perfect, budget-friendly choice for the cyclists looking for comfort and style. The Sedona comes with a slightly curved handlebar making the rider position even more upright and comfortable for shorter fitness or commute riding.
MERIDA CROSSWAY 15-V (RS.27,990):-
The Merida Crossway 15-V is one of the best hybrid bicycles available in the market. It is fast and has plenty of features such as the lightweight aluminium frame, V-brakes, Shimano 3X8 drivetrain, SR Suntour fork and comes at an affordable price. With this versatile bike, you can surely go fast, go further and explore more.
SCHWINN SUPER SPORT 3 WOMEN (Approx RS.27,000):-
Another good bicycle for women that’s stylish, comfortable and affordable is the Schwinn Super Sport 3. This bicycle has the great build quality and is ideal for women who are conscious about fitness.
The bicycle comes with the 21-speed drivetrain and triple-butted aluminium frame and steel fork for an efficient and smooth ride.
SCHWINN SEARCHER 4 (RS.30,000):-
The Searcher 4 hybrid bicycle comes with a triple-butted lightweight aluminium frame and Shimano Tourney components with 21-speed. The bicycle also has an SR Suntour M3010 suspension fork that makes your ride more comfortable over rough roads.
MONGOOSE ARTERY SPORT (RS.28,500):-
The Mongoose Artery Sport Hybrid bicycle comes with an aluminium frame, steel fork and Shimano Altus/Tourney drivetrain that makes it the perfect fitness and commuter-oriented package.
Trek FX Review (29,400):
Another bicycle from a renowned brand is the Trek Fx. If you’re looking for a bicycle for Fitness, fun or commuting FX does it all. This hybrid bike is perfect for riders who haven’t ridden for a while, but know that they want a comfortable, quality Trek that’s backed by a lifetime warranty.
KONA DEW 2018 (29,900):
The Kona Dew is a great Urban hybrid Bicycle that offers high-quality components and good functionality. If you’re looking for fitness, commute or touring, this bicycle is ideal.
BERGAMONT HELIX 3.2 (RS.30,000):-
German made brand that now comes under Scott bicycles offers a light aluminium frame, Shimano Acera group set and SR Suntour suspension. The bike is ideal for any kind of riding and can optionally be equipped with a carrier, fenders and lighting system.
Now that you are aware of the bicycles in India between RS.15,000 TO RS.30,000 do read about them more in detail before shortlisting a few. We would also recommend you to go to the nearby store so you can have a test ride to experience the feeling.
If you think we missed out on any of the best hybrid bicycles in India between, RS.15,000 TO RS.30,000, do comment below and let us know.