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Best Hybrid Bikes Over £1000

Hybrid bikes are extremely versatile making them ideal for commuting, fitness and recreational riding. These are the best hybrid bikes on market and sit at the premium end of the spectrum. They combine the latest frame engineering techniques with capable spec.

Hybrid bikes over £1,000 are premium machines for cycling enthusiasts and are designed for different purposes. City bikes feature lightweight frames with rigid forks and road bike style gearing. With flat handlebars for improved handling and visibility on urban roads and cycle paths, city bikes are ideal for fast commutes and intense fitness sessions. You'll be surprised by just how fast these urban bikes can go.

With a suspension fork to take the sting out of rough roads and off-road tracks, terrain or gravel hybrid bikes bridge the gap between a city bike and a mountain bike. The wider tyres are grippy on gravel tracks but are still fast rolling on tarmac. These bikes are fun to ride everywhere and are ideal for commuting and recreational cycling on mixed terrain. Touring hybrids are supplied with pannier racks ready fitted and are a great choice for riding through the city with luggage as well as long distance cycling adventures.

Look out for hub gears and belt drives for the ultimate in low maintenance cycling and carbon fibre frames and forks for a smoother, lightweight ride. All the hybrid bikes here feature hydraulic disc brakes for powerful all-weather stopping and with rack and mudguard mounts all are suitable for all-year-round cycling.


Merida Speeder 400 2018 

Merida Speeder 400 2018
Merida

£1,000.00



Quick look

Frame  6066 triple butted aluminium


Fork  Full carbon


Groupset  Shimano 105 2x11 speed


Wheels  Merida 700c


Brakes  Shimano hydraulic discs


Review

Fast and efficient, the Merida Speeder 400 is a rapid hybrid bike that is ideal for cycling through the city streets. The lightweight triple butted frame gives you an efficient riding position which, combined with the flat handlebars, gives you the perfect combination of speed, efficiency, visibility and nimble handling. The full carbon fork is a real plus point as it offers a smoother ride thanks to the natural vibration damping properties that carbon fibre composite offers.

The lightweight 700c road bike wheels are shod with 28c Maxxis tyres that are fast rolling, grippy and comfortable. The Shimano 105 2x11 speed drivetrain with compact chainset gives you road bike speed while the wide range 11-32t cassette gives you a wide range of gears for tackling all the ups and downs on your route.



Merida’s aluminium frames offer the very best quality at unbeatable price points


Orange Speedwork S 29er 2018

Orange Speedwork S 29er 2018
Orange

£1,250.00



Quick look

Frame  6061 custom butted aluminium


Fork  Full carbon


Groupset  Shimano SLX 1x11 speed


Wheels  29” MTB style wheels


Brakes  Shimano hydraulic discs


Review

Offering a slightly different take on the city bike, the Orange Speedwork borrows heavily from the mountain bike world. Designed for those who like to have fun while they ride the Speedwork offers the robust durability and confident handling you expect from an MTB combined with a lightweight carbon fork and fast rolling wheels. If you like to bunny-hop over obstacles and rail the corners then this is the urban bike for you.

While 29” wheels are usually reserved for off-roading, they are also well suited to urban cycling. This is because the rim diameter is effectively identical to a 700c road bike wheel, but you have the option of fitting higher volume tyres for a smoother ride with increased grip. The 1x11 speed Shimano SLX drivetrain gives you a good spread of gears with an emphasis on low end ratios that will make climbing a breeze. While not a fast in a straight line as some of the other hybrid bikes featured here, the Speedwork is hard to beat on tight urban streets.



Mountain bike fun meets urban utility


Specialized Crosstrail Elite Carbon 2018

Specialized Crosstrail Elite Carbon 2018
specialized

£1,350.00



Quick look

Frame  FACT 9R carbon fibre


Fork  SR Suntour NCX, 60mm suspension travel


Groupset  Shimano SLX 2x10 speed


Wheels  Axis Sport 700c


Brakes  Tektro Flow hydraulic discs


Review

With a tough, lightweight carbon frame and custom suspension fork the Specialized Crosstrail Elite Carbon is quick and capable over a wide range of terrain. The high-quality carbon fibre composite frame offers a very smooth ride without losing any of your pedalling power. The riding position is combines efficiency with nimble handling which is perfect for urban cycling as well as riding on rougher terrain.

The SR Suntour suspension fork offers 60mm of plush suspension travel and features custom damping. The Specialized Fitness Brain technology in the fork means that you can cycle efficiently in the road without the need for a lockout switch while still having the benefit of smooth suspension on rougher terrain. The Shimano 2x10 speed drivetrain offers a wide range of gears that are ideal for cycling everywhere.



Fast and efficient both off-road and on-road


Cube Editor 2018

Cube Editor 2018
cube

£1,399.00



Quick look

Frame  Double Butted Superlite aluminium


Fork  Cube aluminium


Groupset  Shimano 11 speed hub gears


Wheels  700c Shimano/Cube


Brakes  Shimano hydraulic discs 


Review

Don’t be fooled by the stripped back style, the Cube Editor is an urban bike that uses cutting edge technology to deliver a trouble-free ride. Like the Merida Speeder featured above, the Editor offers a comfortable, nimble and efficient ride that is perfect for cycling through the urban jungle. The 11-speed gearing is hidden within the rear hub, so you get the slick lines of a single speed with a wide spread of gears for efficient cycling everywhere. Instead of a chain you get a belt drive which is incredibly long lasting, and like the hub gears, requires almost no maintenance to keep it running smoothly.

The 700c road bike wheels are wrapped in wide Schwalbe tyres that are fast yet smooth rolling and offer plenty of grip for quick changes in direction. Combine this with the all-weather stopping power of hydraulic disc brakes and you have the ultimate in low maintenance city cycling.



Low maintenance city style and efficiency .