Hybrid bikes take some features from road and mountain bikes to give you a practical and comfortable ride that’s ideal for commuting and leisure riding. They’re more efficient on tarmac than a mountain bike, but more comfortable for short trips than a road bike.
Some hybrids are designed to offer a comfortable ride, with suspension forks and fatter tyres, while more sporty ones are rigid with road wheels and tyres. They’ve all got flat handlebars and relatively relaxed riding positions.
You can also expect to find fitments for things like racks and mudguards on lots of hybrids, so you can stay dry and let your bike carry your luggage - ideal for utility riding and getting around town.