How to choose the best hybrid | Trek Bikes (AU)
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Hybrids are versatile machines that serve one simple purpose: to make including a ride in your daily routine easier than ever before. Whether you’re looking for a clean and reliable way to commute or a sporty ride that gets you outside and moving more often, there is a Trek hybrid that’s perfect for you.
Hybrids are often the perfect solution for those who simply want a bike that rides well and offers utilitarian features that easily transition from fun to function.

From fitness bikes to technologically advanced electric commuters, Trek designs hybrids for a variety of specific purposes. Use this guide to find the model that best fits your needs.

If you ride for fitness…

Features like a rigid fork and skinnier tyres will give you a quicker, lighter ride on pavement. Trek FX models are a great choice, and you won’t outgrow them as your riding skills advance. They’re fast, fun, easy to accessorise with fitness and commuting essentials like a computer to track your data, a rack and fenders.

If you want to go anywhere…

Consider a hybrid bike with a suspension fork that will soak up bumps in the road, path and trail. Trek Dual Sport models perform equally well on pavement and dirt. They have knobbier tyres for better traction and suspension for comfort, but you can still easily accessorise them for your kind of adventure.

If you’re all about comfort…

A hybrid bike with a more upright geometry is just your speed. The relaxed geometry of Verve+ puts you in a position to see the world around you. These recreational hybrid bikes have wider tyres for extra comfort, and some are even equipped with lush features like a suspension seatpost and saddles with extra cushioning.

Our first consideration

Before any other major bike company was even thinking about designing for women, we released our first full line of bikes built specifically for women. That was in 2000, and we’ve been refining our women’s product offering ever since. Every Trek Women’s hybrid is informed by years of experience considering women from the very beginning.

What makes it WSD?

It’s not just a different paint scheme. The Trek Women’s Specific Design (WSD) badge indicates that a product was designed, tested and developed to address the specific needs of women riders that we’ve researched throughout the years.

WSD touchpoints

Aside from the pedals, you only touch your bike in two places. And if those places aren’t right for you, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Every Trek Women’s hybrid has touch points designed specifically for women, including saddles and handlebars.

Two bikes in one

Dual Sport hybrids combine the most versatile features of road and mountain bikes. With fast-rolling tyres for efficiency and flat handlebars for control, you can easily ride the roads one day and take on some gravel or hard-packed earth the next.

Comfort first

Dual Sport bikes are efficient pedalling machines, but they are designed with features that reduce strain on the rider for a comfortable ride every time. Trek Dual Sport hybrids feature upright seating positions and grips, saddles and other touch points optimised for comfort on even the longest rides.

Easy handling

No surprises here – these are some of the most intuitive bikes you can ride. They’re great for those who haven’t ridden in a while or simply want a bike that’s easier and more fun to ride.

Our most popular

Fitness is Trek’s most popular bike category, and with good reason. Trek Fitness bikes offer an unparalleled amount of flexibility. From suburban streets and speedy commutes to charity rides and family outings, they’re ideal for those who want a workout and those who 'just want a bike'.

Quick and stable

Trek fitness bikes are designed to provide speed that rivals many road bikes, with more predictable handling. They are a perfect choice for those who want to keep up with the fast crowd from time to time, but need something more versatile than a dedicated road bike.

Get outside

The gym is a great place to get some exercise. Outside is a great place to get some exercise and have some fun. Fitness bikes inspire you to include a bit more sunshine in your workout regimen.

Further. Faster.

Trek e-bikes provide a boost of power to make riding easier and get you out there more often. An electric bike lets you climb the hills you dread, ride with faster friends or cruise at greater speeds and distances than ever before.

Easy to ride

Trek electric bikes employ pedal-assist technology, which means that they ride just like a normal bike with an added boost to your own pedal power. On every Trek e-bike, frame geometry and motor placement are optimised for a predictable, intuitive ride experience.

Your daily driver

The moment you ride an e-bike, you begin to see how riding can become a more integrated part of your daily life. Trek e-bikes have an impressive speed and range, with utilitarian features ready for the longest commutes. They close the gap between bikes and cars when it comes to convenient transport.

A deluxe ride

Above all, riding should feel good. Recreational hybrid bikes have a relaxed frame geometry with an upright riding position that puts less strain on your back and shoulders. Select models have stepthrough frame designs that are easier to mount and dismount.

Comfort touchpoints

You only touch your bike in three places: the handlebar, the saddle and the pedals. On a recreational hybrid, extra care is taken to ensure each of these touchpoints feels great while you’re riding. Seriously, these bikes rival your sofa in comfort.

Carry the fun stuff

Extra mounts make it easy to accessorise these bikes for your kind of riding. Whether you’re cruising to the beach, running up to the market or just out for a leisurely ride, adding a rack will let you carry all your essential cargo comfortably and securely.

A better way to move

Urban commuter bikes are the most enjoyable way to get wherever you need to be. They’re designed for speed, comfort and durability. They’re your ride to work during the week, and your trusty adventure companion at the weekend.

Carry the necessities

All Trek urban and commuter bikes come equipped with features that make installing racks, panniers or other bags a simple and painless task. Say goodbye to your rucksack without giving up the essentials that get you through the day.

City dweller

From their stylish aesthetics to important safety features like powerful disc brakes, these bikes are designed to rule the urban jungle, day in and day out. Some models even feature integrated accessories such as lights and mudguards.

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