Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the June Giveaway for a Foldylock Pride bike lock by Seatylock

Looking for a hybrid for neighborhood and some trails
Best hybrid bike for mostly neighbor and town with the occasional gravel and dirt ride

I’m(34F) looking into getting back into bike riding. I used to ride a lot a few years ago- mostly for fitness with a bike I bought at Target. Most of my rides were 5-15 miles, 55 miles being my longest.

I had a trusty Schwinn hybrid and kept telling myself I would invest in a road bike “next year”. At one point life got busy and I stopped riding.

I’m looking for something that will be mostly used for riding around town on streets but would withstand being able to do a trail or two with a friend who is new to mountain biking. If we were to go together I’m sure we wouldn’t be going on a crazy trail, but I want a bike that could withstand a few rocks and dirt. I really liked the ease and speed of my old hybrid but it didn’t hold up well on a small trail. I’m also hoping to stay under $800

tl;dr - looking for a bike that is quick and easy to ride around town but be able to do a few trails. Basically I don’t want to buy two bikes/ not be able to go with friend.

Thank you !
Hey. With a budget of $800 and your intended use, there will be good options around. Off the top of my head, a few options to look at:

TREK FX 2 disc for women. It has commuting and fitness focus but should withstand trails, however not the best option for more serious trail rides.
CUBE Access series. Hardtail mountain bikes with 29" and 27.5" wheels and remote lockout suspension can also be comfortable everyday town rides. These will definitely work for trails.
KONA Dew. Nice and sleek comuuter with x47c tires, mech disc brakes.
Focus Mares AL 105
Specialized Sirrus
"Carbon is faster"

Possibly Related Threads...

Forum Jump:

10 Latest Posts
Star blubike lube
Today 02:02 PM
CHANGING 1x8 into 2x8
Today 01:38 PM
Creaking/clicking when putting heavy loa...
Today 08:25 AM
Tubeless users: do you still carry a fla...
Today 12:16 AM
How to keep your bicycle safe?
Yesterday 02:25 PM
It's here! Biking Down a Volcano at 58mp...
Yesterday 12:22 AM
06-15-2021 02:21 PM
Looking to get my first proper bike, I'm...
06-15-2021 12:45 PM
Requesting ID/worth for Bianchi
06-15-2021 04:51 AM
One expensive lock vs two cheaper locks?
06-15-2021 03:23 AM

Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. ReapThaWhirlwind
54 posts
no avatar 2. Jesper
20 posts
no avatar 3. Zviedrs
10 posts
no avatar 4. JoJoJo
10 posts
no avatar 5. iemand85
7 posts