Best women’s hybrid bikes - town bikes designed for women

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Whether you're planning to cycle to work or go on some leisurely weekend rides, the best women's hybrid bikes are designed to do almost anything you want them to. As their name suggests, the best hybrid bikes borrow aspects of road and mountain bikes to deliver a ride that feels comfortable and can handle most weather and road conditions. It's for this reason that hybrids often make the best commuter bikes. They offer simplicity, function and fun while covering the entire pricing spectrum so there’s something for everyone.

When it comes to women's specific bikes, there are certain design aspects that will differ from unisex bikes. They won't always work for everyone, as everybody is different, but body geometry data tends to suggest that the average woman's proportions require different frame geometry. Plus they'll often be fitted with the best women's saddles for anatomically-considered comfort.

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Mildred Locke

Mildred joined as Reviews Writer for Cyclingnews and BikePerfect in December 2020. She loves all forms of cycling from long-distance audax to daily errand-running by bike, and does almost everything on two wheels, including moving house, and started out her cycling career working in a bike shop. For the past five years she's volunteered at The Bristol Bike Project as a mechanic and session coordinator, and now sits on its board of directors.

Since then she's gone on to write for a multitude of cycling publications, including Bikeradar, Cycling Plus, Singletrack, Red Bull, Cycling UK and Total Women's Cycling. She's dedicated to providing more coverage of women's specific cycling tech, elevating under-represented voices in the sport, and making cycling more accessible overall. 

Height: 156cm (5'2")

Weight: 75kg

Rides: Stayer Groadinger UG, Triban RC520 Women's Disc, Genesis Flyer, Marin Larkspur, Cotic BFe 26, Clandestine custom bike