A hybrid bike is what you need if you’re looking for the perfect all-rounder, and hybrid bikes under £1000 are fairly common. However, it’s a decent amount of money, and you want to get the right bike. So, we’ve shortlisted our best hybrids under £1000… and some of them will leave you enough change to consider buying helmets, clothing or accessories.
If cycling to work is your aim check if your employer is part of a Cycle to Work scheme so you can enjoy valuable tax savings. Along with running our own scheme, we also accept vouchers for other schemes including CycleScheme and Halfords (Cycle2Work). Alternatively, to spread the cost with monthly payments, you can also take advantage of our interest free credit options.
BEST HYBRID BIKES UNDER £1000 – WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Frame: you can expect a very good lightweight A1 or ALUXX alloy frame, or even one made with different grades of alloy, to give you rigidity where you need it, and flexibility in other places.
Gearing: you can expect good quality components (such as from industry-leading brand, Shimano). Because it’s likely you’ll be riding on a variety of flat and hilly routes, go for something with a wide spread of gears (from one to twenty-one or more).
Practicality: depending on when, where and how often you plan to ride, you might want to consider things like mudguard and pannier rack compatibility. Suspension varies between bikes but if you plan to ride on rough terrain, a bike with front suspension is definitely something you’ll want to consider (although it will add some weight). Hybrids are generally the most practical of all the bike types.
BEST HYBRID BIKES UNDER £1000
SPECIALIZED SIRRUS 3.0 HYBRID BIKE
The Sirrus range remains one of our most popular. This model is available in this impactful Black / Rocket Red colour combination. At £949.00, this bike is great value, with Carbon Fact 9 suspension fork for comfort. The other great thing about this fork is that it saves 1.2kgs of weight on the previous Sirrus 2.0 model, making the bike lighter. Its disc brakes give you maximum reliability on your stop power, and its ergonomic geometry means your comfort factor is ramped up and you can cycle for longer.
WHYTE WHITECHAPEL 2021 HYBRID BIKE
Whyte have been an iconic British brand for as long as we can remember, combining great design with with quality rideability. This Whitechapel 2021, at RRP £625.00 is a great urban bike. The bike houses a Shimano Altus groupset with 9-speed gears, and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes (to find out more about hydraulic brakes read our blog). The T6 aluminium frame has internal cable routing for better aesthetics, and eyelets for easy mudguard fitting
MERIDA SPEEDER 200 2021
This stylish hybrid has a more upright riding position. The frame can accommodate larger tyres, up to 37 mm without mudguards, (for rougher terrain) and the Shimano drivetrain and hydraulic brakes are among the more reliable around. RRP is £775.00, and finance is available.
LIV ALIGHT 3 CITY 2021 WOMEN’S HYBRID BIKE
A very practical bike, designed specifically for women, which comes with full mudguards, a kickstand and a rear rack to carry panniers. A lightweight and durable 3F ALUXX aluminium frame and upright flat-bar positioning, Alight is the perfect go to bike. Women’s-specific geometry and sizing gives the Alight range a stable and confident ride quality. RRP is £469.00 so a bargain to boot.