Best Hybrid Cycle under Rs 30000

Here’s a list of the best hybrid cycle under Rs. 30000/- available in India. These cycles are perfect to start your bicycling life!


With cycling in India getting ever popular, hybrid bikes are leading the race in sales. Hybrid cycles are perfect for a beginner cyclist, who isn’t sure whether they want to spend all they time on the road or whether they want to hit the trails.

Giving the best of both worlds, hybrid cycles are understandably popular.

Hybrid Cycles in India

What is a Hybrid Cycle?

A hybrid bicycle simply put, is a hybrid between a road bike and a mountain bike. It is a massive compromise between the two, while trying to give an experience of both worlds.

Hybrid cycles usually come equipped with flat handlebars, 700C wheels, 32-40 mm tyres, rigid fork (or a suspension fork with minimal travel), upright ergonomics and beginner friendly gearing. Bikes may come with V or mechanical disc brakes.

If you are looking to excel on the road or trail, then a hybrid bike is not meant for you. But if you want to enjoy a little of everything and the occasional commute as well, then a hybrid cycle makes sense.

Learn more about the differences between road, MTB and hybrid cycles here.

What should you look for in the best hybrid cycle under Rs 30000?

There is one rule when searching for a hybrid cycle under Rs 30000, and that is the KISS principle. Keep It Simple, Stupid!

The more ‘features’ that a bicycle model advertises, the farther away you need to run from it. At this price point, the added elements on your bike are not an asset, but a liability, especially in the long run.

  • Your ideal bike is firstly in the correct frame size as per your requirement. It should be comfortable for your body proportions, without which the bike is useless for you.
  • The frame will either be built with aluminium alloy or steel. Steel is heavier than aluminium.
  • You are looking for V-Brakes, since these are significantly easier to maintain.
  • No suspension, one less thing to get spoilt. A suspension fork adds unnecessary weight to your bike.
  • Multi geared or single speed, depending on your area of residence and fitness levels. If you are in a flat land, you can manage with a single speed, else you will need to shift gears to make life easier.
  • Tyres. You want slightly fatter tyres, so that you can run lower tyre pressure and be more comfortable on a variety of terrain.
  • Most importantly, ASS! After Sales Service of the brand. If none is available in your city, then you will have to fend for yourself. If you are a new cyclist, chances are you might not know much about repairing a bike yourself. Tread with caution…

What is on offer?

When you head to a store offline or online, what can you expect from a bike in this budget?

Below 10000 rupees, you are most likely going to get yourself a single speed. Don’t get dissuaded by the price, these are super simple bikes and will be easy to maintain. Most bikes will be steel at this price point.

Between 10000 to 20000, you are looking at bikes with multi-speed, suspension fork, aluminium frames, at times even mechanical disc brakes.

20000 to 30000 sees you get lighter, quicker bikes, which will be significantly easier to ride. Better frame and components will give you a more enjoyable ownership experience, with less chance of mechanical failures midride.

Our Picks

For those of you who don’t have the time to read the full article! Here’s what we think are the best bikes available for you in short:

Below 10000

The BTwin My Bike for being the cheapest bike which gives you a good cycling experience and the Firefox Bad Attitude 7 for a simple and usable product.

10000-20000

The Riverside 120 and Firefox Bad Attitude 8 are excellent value for money propositions. Which offer more bike than some of the more expensive options.

20000-30000

The Triban 100 and Montra Downtown on the lower end of this spectrum, while the Ridley Cordis 2 at the other end. All 3 bikes are excellent value for money.

The overall best bike under Rs 30000/- has to be the Giant Escape 3. It is just 1 rupee under, but…

Reviews of the Best Hybrid Cycles in India…

Here’s the shortlisted hybrid cycles in the country:

Below 10000

BTwin My Bike

The BTwin My Bike is French sports giant, Decathlon’s entry level bicycle.

Best hybrid cycle in India under Rs 30000

It is a steel frame single speed machine, which is available in two sizes. This bike gets V-brakes.

Needless to say it is a simple machine, a bike in which there is very little to get spoilt. A good option for people living in cities without too many climbs.

It is a sweet option for just Rs 4999/-, difficult to match the value for money of this product.

You can read more about it on the Decathlon Website.

READ THE BTWIN MY BIKE OWNER REVIEW BY HARSHIT

Hero Radical 26T

A simple steel single speed rigid bicycle called the Radical from the house of Hero.

best hybrid cycle in India: Hero Radical 26T

It is rather paradoxical that a bike which is as traditional as possible is named ‘Radical’!

But names aside, the Radical is a decent bike for the money. Simple enough that there is not much that can go wrong with it! Brakes on this bike are V-brakes and wheels are 26 inches, unlike most hybrids which use 700C.

The steel frame is available in one size only.

The Hero Radical is sold at Rs 5960/- and you can see the full specifications of the bike on the Hero Website.

Mach City iBike Single Speed

The Mach City iBike Single Speed is the most basic bike in this line up.

Mach City iBike Single Speed

It is a steel frame available in two sizes with 26 inch wheels. The bike comes with V-brakes.

There is not much that can go wrong with a bike like this, it is so simple. A great option for those on a budget. It retails at Rs 8640/-.

You can read more about this bike on the Mach City Website.

Riverside 100

The only sub-10000 rupees hybrid cycle with gears. The Riverside 100 from Decathlon is a mouth watering deal.

Btwin Riverside 100

A steel frame and fork which is available in 3 sizes. This 6-speed bike has grip shifters and gear system by Microshift. V-brakes are used on the Riverside 100 along with 700C wheels and 35mm wide tyres.

A simple bike with gears, which will help you to commute with climbs thrown in. But at this price point choosing a single speed makes more sense. Less things to worry about!

The bike is available for Rs 8999/-.

You can read more about it on the Decathlon Website.

Firefox Bad Attitude 7

Bad Attitude. What a name!

best hybrid cycle in India: Firefox Bad Attitude 7

The Firefox Bad Attitude 7 is a steel frame single speed hybrid cycle. This bike is available in two frame sizes.

It is a simple bike with practically nothing in it to go wrong! You get 700C wheels with 35 mm tyres and V-brakes. As simple as it can get.

Steel makes it a bit heavy, but also helps it being more comfortable.

This bike retails for Rs 9999/-, a price to match the name! You can read the full specifications of the Bad Attitude on the Firefox Website.

10000-20000

Mach City Munich Single Speed

The Mach City Munich Single Speed is exactly like its multi-gear counterpart.

Best hybrid cycles in India: Mach City Munich Single Speed

It is a steel frame with 700C wheels and 35 mm tyres. Being a single speed it is Rs 3000/- cheaper though than the Munich with gears. Its beauty lies in its simplicity and it is a great bike for commuting in a city where there are no climbs around.

The bike retails for Rs 10500/-.

You can read more about the bike on the Mach City Website.

READ THE OWNER REVIEWS OF THE MACH CITY MUNICH BY ADITYA AND VIVEK

Mach City iBike 7 Speed

The Mach City iBike 7 speed is a variant under the successful Mach City line of bikes of TI Cycles.

Mach City iBike 7-speed Canary Yellow

This bike has a steel frame, v-brakes and a 7-speed Shimano Tourney drivetrain with grip shifters. The front wheel gets a quick release for easy removal, while the rear is still a nut job! Tyres on this bike are 26″ and nylon. Hard enough that it will last an eternity.

A simple affordable multi-speed cycle which retails at an MRP of Rs 10950/-.

You can check it out on the Track & Trail Website.

Riverside 120

A massive upgrade over the Riverside 100 with a 33% increase in cost, the Riverside 120 is incredible value for money to get you started on your cycling journey.

best hybrid cycle in India: Riverside 120

This bike uses a steel frame and it is available in 3 sizes. The Riverside 120 gets an 8-speed Microshift derailleur and shifting system. With trigger shifters rather than grip shifters. V-brakes are employed to get you stopped fast on the 700C wheels and 35 mm tyres.

Buy it for a sturdy commuter bike which you can use in all urban conditions. It will also be decent if you plan to go on longer leisure rides on the weekend.

This cycle is available for Rs 11999/-.

You can read more about the Riverside 120 on the Decathlon Website.

Vector 91 Wanderer

The Wanderer from Outdoors 91 (or Ninety One, the company’s nomenclature is extremely confusing) is a steel single speed.

Vector 91 Wanderer

This steel frame bike gets a rigid steel fork and is available in only one size. Brakes are mechanical discs, which is absolutely not required at this level and price point.

Wheels are 700C with 35 mm tyres. To put it bluntly, there are better options available in the market at lower prices.

The Wanderer retails at Rs 12699/-. You can check out the full specifications on the Outdoors91 Website.

Firefox Bad Attitude 8

The Bad Attitude 7 with gears!

Firefox Bad Attitude 8: best hybrid cycle in India

If the Firefox Bad Attitude 7 made sense for its simplicity, the 8 makes a lot of sense if people want to retain that simplicity with the added complexity of gears!

This bike is available in 2 frame sizes. The frame and fork is made of steel. This 21-speed bike uses a microSHIFT system for the drivetrain. Wheels are 700C and 35 mm tyres, while brakes are V-brakes.

The Bad Attitude 8 is sold for Rs 12800/- and you can see more detailed specs on the Firefox Website.

Firefox Street

The Firefox Street is a steel hybrid bicycle.

Firefox Street

The Street is available in two frame sizes. This steel bike comes with a steel suspension fork with 60 mm of travel. Which is pointless, as it only adds weight, slowing you down, transferring less power from your legs to the tyres. You are better off with the Bad Attitude 7 by Firefox. You will also end up saving 3000 rupees in the process!

This single speed bicycle comes with 700C wheels, 38 mm tyres and v-brakes.

The Street retails for Rs 13000/- and you can read the full specifications on the Firefox Website.

Mach City Munich 21-Speed

The Mach City Munich 21-speed is another super affordable bicycle from the brand.

best hybrid cycle: Mach City Munich 21-speed

A steel frame which is available in only one size, this bike comes with a Shimano Tourney 21-speed drivetrain and V-brakes. 700c wheels and 35mm tyres make it perfect for urban commutes.

The seatpost and front wheel get a quick release system on this model.

A bargain for the price it is offered at, the only downside being a single frame size. In cycling, one size does not fit all! The bike is available at Rs 13485/-.

You can read more about this bike on the Track & Trail Website.

Firefox Prisa

The Firefox Prisa is an aluminium alloy single speed hybrid bicycle.

Firefox Prisa

Prisa, much like the Bad Boy 7 from Firefox is catering to a similar buyer. The latter uses a steel frame, the former an aluminium frame. As such, the Prisa is lighter, but steel is more comfortable. It is also 30% more expensive than its steel counterpart.

If you were to choose between these two bikes from Firefox, go for the Bad Boy 7.

The Prisa is sold for Rs 13800/- and you can see the full specifications on the Firefox Website.

Montra Timba

The Montra Timba is a single speed hybrid cycle.

best hybrid cycle in India: Montra Timba

The Timba uses an aluminium frame and fork and is available in one size only. 700C wheels have 35 mm tyres and the bike gets V-brakes.

It is a simple machine which will capably get you around town.

The downside is that this bike costs Rs 14550/-, more than the competition. You can check out the full specifications of the Timba on the Montra Website.

Omo Hampi 700

A single speed hybrid bicycle by Indian brand, Omo.

Omo Hampi 700

The Hampi 700 has a steel frame and fork and it also comes equipped with mechanical discs.

This bike is available in one frame size only and has 700c wheels with 35 mm tyres. It is a simple bike which should function without any troubles.

The bike is sold at Rs 15934/-, which is more than what is offered by the competition. You can read more about the Hampi 700 on the Omo Bikes Website.

Raleigh Detour SS

The Raleigh Detour SS is a single speed hybrid bicycle.

This hybrid cycle uses aluminium alloy for its frame and a rigid fork. This bike unfortunately also uses mechanical discs, which isn’t required at a bike of this level.

Tyres are 35 mm on 700C wheels.

The Detour SS retails for Rs 17085/- significantly more than the competition. You can see the full specs on the Suncross India Website.

Firefox Spirit

The Spirit is a rigid steel hybrid bicycle with 21 gears and an adjustable stem from Firefox.

best hybrid cycle in India: Firefox Spirit

This steel frame is available in 2 sizes. Drivetrain duties are taken care of by either Shimano Tourney or microSHIFT.

The highlight of this bike is that it has an adjustable stem to give you a more dialled in position. Brakes are v-brake type and wheels are 700C with 35 mm tyres.

As such this bike doesn’t have much going for it in comparison to Firefox’ other product, the Bad Attitude 8. Which is roughly 5000 rupees cheaper. Don’t go for this, go for that!

The Firefox Spirit costs Rs 17990/- and you can check out the full specifications on the Firefox Website.

Vaux Swifter

Vaux is a an Indian brand which makes bicycles. The Vaux Swifter is a steel frame hybrid.

The Swifter is available as a steel frame hybrid bicycle in one frame size, i.e., 19 inches. This steel frame bike comes with a rigid fork and V-brakes.

The bike runs 700C wheels with 35 mm tyres and has QR skewers on both the front and rear hubs. 21-speed drivetrain duties is taken care of by Shimano Tourney components.

The Vaux Swifter has a sticker price of Rs 18715/- and you can buy it on Amazon India.

Omo Hampi 707

The Hampi 707 is like the Hampi 700, except with 7 gears!

Omo Hampi 707

This bike is built with a steel frame and fork. and is equipped with mechanical disc brakes, front and rear. The Hampi 707 is available in one frame size only.

The bike is a 7 speed version. But we do not know what components are used in the drivetrain, as the company doesn’t feel it necessary to update the same in the spec sheet on their website.

The bike is sold at Rs 18889/- and you can see the full specs (though not a lot!) on the Omo Bikes Website.

20000-30000

Firefox Road Runner Pro

The Firefox Road Runner is one of the company’s most successful hybrid models.

Firefox Road Runner Pro

You can buy the bike in a mechanical disc or v-brake version. The rest of the bike is the same barring the brakes and the fork. Suspension fork is used on both variants, but the disc variant gets a better unit from Suntour.

If you are deciding between the disc and V-brake versions, then go for the v-brake and save yourself a cool 8 thousand rupees. While commuting on your hybrid, you won’t care much about the difference in braking!

The alloy frame uses a Shimano Tourney groupset, alternatively it can also come equipped with microSHIFT components. Brakes on the disc variant are by Tektro.

The Road Runner Pro D costs Rs 29500/-, while the V variant costs Rs 21500/-. Go for the V!

You can see the full specs of the two bikes on the Firefox Website.

READ THE FIREFOX ROAD RUNNER PRO OWNER REVIEW BY PRAJI

Triban 100

One of the most popular hybrids out there for beginners in India. And with good reason!

best hybrid cycle in India: Triban 100

Triban 100 from Decathlon is an entry-level hybrid bicycle which uses an aluminium alloy frame and steel fork. That helps keep weight down, while not transferring road buzz to the rider’s handlebar.

This 7-speed Shimano Tourney drivetrain uses a trigger shifter on the handlebar, significantly better than what is available on the drop bar. Wheels are 700C with 25 mm tyres, giving it a decidedly road preference. Brakes are V-brakes by Tektro, which is nicer than those on bikes 10 grand cheaper.

Triban 100 is available in 4 different frame sizes and retails at Rs 21999/-. Value for Money, difficult to match by other brands.

You can read more about this bike on the Decathlon Website.

Montra Downtown

Montra has been providing affordable quality bikes to the Indian market for sometime now. This company along with Firefox were at one time the only options for most cyclists.

Montra Downtown

The Downtown is a popular hybrid cycle in India. It uses an aluminium alloy frame with a rigid steel fork. The frame is available in two sizes.

This 21-speed cycle uses Shimano Tourney groupset and also has Logan mechanical disc brakes. 700C wheels on this bike are coupled with 35 mm tyres.

The Montra Downtown retails at a competitive Rs 22050/-. You can check out the full specifications on the Montra Website.

READ THE MONTRA DOWNTOWN OWNER REVIEW BY ARV AFTER 1000 KM!

Firefox Rapide

The Rapide is a 21-speed aluminium alloy hybrid bicycle from Firefox.

Firefox Rapide

This bike is available in 3 frame sizes. The fork is rigid, which is good. For the Drivetrain, Firefox either uses a mix of Shimano Tourney/ Acera or employs microSHIFT derailleurs and shifters.

Brakes on this are v-brakes. Wheels are 700C with 35 mm tyres. One advantage this bike has over the cheaper options, you get a Quick Release (QR) on the rear wheel as well. Most cheaper bikes only have a QR on the front wheel. A useful addition, especially considering that the rear tyre punctures more often than the front.

A decent spec product for a good price. The Rapide sells for Rs 23000/- and you can read the full specifications on the Firefox Website.

READ THE OWNER REVIEW OF THE FIREFOX RAPIDE AFTER RIDING 5000 KM!

Fantom Runner

Fantom Runner is a hybrid cycle with an aluminium frame and disc brakes.

Fantom Runner hybrid cycle

This 21-speed bike is available in one frame size only. The drivetrain on the Runner are a mixture of Shimano Altus and Tourney. While the braking is a mechanical disc assembly by JAK.

Wheels are 700C with 38mm wide tyres. A bit too much for your urban landscape. As are the disc brakes, an unnecessary complexity which is best avoided in this price range. Keep it simple and get a bike with V-brakes.

Fantom Runner has a sticker price of Rs 24500/-.

You can read more about this bike on the Fantom Website.

XDS Connection

The XDS Connection is a hybrid bicycle from this Indian manufacturer.

best hybrid cycle in India: XDS Connection

The Connection is a aluminium frame bicycle which is available in two sizes. It also gets a suspension fork.

The 21-speed drivetrain on the Connection is from Shimano Tourney. V-brakes do the job of stopping the bike. Wheels are 700C and come shod with 35 mm tyres.

The Connection is sold at Rs 25000/- and you can read more about this bike on the XDS Website.

Fantom City Hawk

City Hawk is a hybrid bicycle from Fantom Bikes, which is an Indian brand selling cycles in India since 2010.

best hybrid cycle in India, Fantom City Hawk

This hybrid has an aluminium alloy frame which is unfortunately available in only one size. A 24-speed bike uses Shimano components, a mixture of Acera and Tourney at the front and rear. V-brakes are decent from Promax.

The 700C wheels get ‘fat’ 38 mm tyres. Wide enough not just for most roads, but can be ridden on a bit of gravel as well. The 24-speed bike gives you a wide gear range which will give you flexibility for most riding conditions.

City Hawk is available at an MRP of Rs 26250/-.

You can read more about this bike on the Fantom Bikes Website.

Ninety One Trooper

A relatively new Indian brand in the market, Ninety One has a hybrid called the Trooper.

Ninety One Trooper

The Trooper has an aluminium alloy frame which is available in only one size. It appears overengineered for a hybrid meant to do duties in urban areas.

This 21-speed bike uses Shimano Acera components, has a 60 mm lockout front suspension fork, JAK mechanical discs and an adjustable stem. It is quite literally overkill, as you don’t need a suspension fork or disc brakes for city rides. The bike weighs in at a claimed 16.5 kg, which is quite porky.

The Trooper is sold at Rs 26339/- and you can check out the full specifications on the Outdoors91 Website.

Suncross Innovate

The Innovate from Suncross is an aluminium alloy hybrid bicycle.

Suncross Innovate

This bike has a aluminium alloy frame and rigid fork. The 21-speed drivetrain is a mixture of Shimano Tourney and Altus components.

Brakes are mechanical discs and the bike boasts internal cable routing. Wheels are 700C with 35 mm tyres.

This bike retails at Rs 26375/- and you can see more of the Innovate on the Suncross India Website.

Fantom Rapid

Fantom Rapid is a steel frame hybrid from this Indian manufacturer.

Fantom Rapid

The bike is available in one frame size only. Since the frame uses steel, it is heavier than its aluminium alloy counterparts. The bike also comes with a suspension fork.

Drivetrain on the Rapid is from Shimano Tourney and is a 7-speed. Brakes are mechanical discs, which honestly is never a good idea at this price range. Wheels are 700C with 38 mm tyres.

The Rapid is available for Rs 27000/- and you can find the full specifications on the Fantom Website.

Fantom Zip Ryder

Zip Ryder is an aluminium frame hybrid cycle from Fantom.

best hybrid cycle in India: Fantom Zip Ryder

It is available in only one frame size. The bike also sports 70 mm front suspension, which adds to the weigh of the machine. Drivetrain on this bike is a mixture of Shimano Tourney and Acera.

The bike uses 700C wheels with 38 mm tyres. Brakes are conventional V-brakes.

This is available for Rs 28000/- and you can see the full specifications on the Fantom Website.

Ridley Cordis 2

The Ridley Cordis 2 is an aluminium frame hybrid bicycle, which is imported and sold by Track & Trail.

Best hybrid cycle: Ridley Cordis 2

This 24-speed bike comes with a Shimano Altus groupset and V-brakes. The bike is equipped with an 11-32 cassette for comfortable gearing even for beginner cyclists.

700C tyres are paired with 28mm tyres to give you a nice fast setup for road use. The bike is available in 3 frame sizes and retails at Rs 28499/-.

You can read more about this bike on the Track & Trail Website.

Giant Escape 3

The Escape 3 from Giant is the company’s entry level hybrid bicycle.

Best hybrid in India: Giant Escape 3

This aluminium frame bike uses a steel fork. You get the benefit of lightweight aluminium with the fork doing a better job of absorbing road buzz than aluminium. The Escape 3 is available in 4 frame sizes.

This bike is equipped with Shimano Tourney drivetrain in a 21-speed configuration. You get V-brakes on this bike and 700C wheels with 38 mm tyres.

A simple and elegant bike from Giant, which gives you everything you need from your hybrid without all the unnecessary bells and whistles.

The Escape 3 retails for Rs 29999/- and you can see the full specifications on the Giant India Website.

READ THE OWNER REVIEW OF THE GIANT ESCAPE 3 BY RAJATH.

Stretching that Budget

Raleigh Strada Elite

The Strada Elite is an alloy hybrid cycle from Raleigh.

Raleigh Strada Elite

This bike uses an aluminium alloy frame and boasts internal cable routing. It also has a suspension fork and mechanical disc brakes. The 24-speed drivetrain duties are taken care by Shimano Tourney and Altus components.

The 700C wheel are paired with 35 mm tyres.

Internal cable routing, mechanical discs and a suspension fork are all added complications which you can do without on your city urban bike.

The Strada Elite has a sticker price of Rs 30999/-. You can see the full specifications on the Suncross India Website.

Marin Fairfax 1

A rigid hybrid cycle from Marin, called the Fairfax 1.

Marin Fairfax 1

The Fairfax 1 has an aluminium alloy frame mated to a steel fork. Keeping the weight low and road buzz away.

An excellent machine for the price, as the bike gets rack and fender eyelets as well. So that you can stay dry on wet roads and carry your luggage as well. The bike gets Tektro mechanical discs. Which is not really required on a bike to be ridden in the city only. Another unnecessary complication is internal cable routing, which could leave you in a pickle if you live in a city with no proper bike shops.

The bike gets 700C wheels with 35 mm tyres. This 21-speed bike uses Shimano Tourney groupset.

This bike is an excellent proposition for the price. It is sold for Rs 31000/- and you can check out the full specifications on the Uber Active Ventures Website.

Firefox Momentum Nxt D

The Momentum Nxt D is a disc brake, suspension fork hybrid bicycle from Firefox.

best hybrid cycle in India: Firefox Momentum Nxt D

This bike has all the bells and whistles you might want from your hybrid cycle, but it also has things you probably don’t need!

The bike is available in two frame sizes. The frame is aluminium alloy. Suspension fork is from Suntour and has 63 mm of travel. This 24-speed drivetrain is from Shimano. Using a mix of Tourney and Acera.

Brakes are mechanical discs by Tektro, decent for the money. Wheels are 700C with 38 mm tyres.

A good bike for the price, except the unnecessary suspension fork!

The Firefox Momentum Nxt D retails for Rs 31500/- and you can see the full specifications on the Firefox Website.

Trek FX1

The FX1 is the entry-level hybrid bicycle from American manufacturer Trek.

best hybrid cycle in India: Trek FX1

Trek FX 1 is an aluminium frame bike with a steel fork. Helps keep the weight down while negating road buzz. It is available in 4 frame sizes, covering a large range of riders.

Wheels on this bike are 700C with 35mm tyres. The 21-speed drivetrain is a mixture of Shimano Tourney and Altus components. Brakes are v-brake type by Tektro. You can also install a rack and mudguards on the FX1, useful for commuting in the rain!

A good bike for the price, comparable with the other big brands.

The Trek FX1 is sold at Rs 30899/- and you can see the full specifications on the Trek India Website.

Schwinn Super Sport

The Super Sport has been a popular hybrid in India by Schwinn.

Schwinn Super Sport

The Schwinn Super Sport uses an aluminium alloy frame with a steel rigid fork. This 21-speed bike uses Shimano Tourney groupset.

The bike also gets mechanical disc brakes. 700C wheels are coupled with 35 mm tyres. A good bike for the price which is available in 3 sizes.

The Schwinn Super Sport retails at Rs 32050/- and you can check out the full specifications on the Track & Trail Website.

Marin San Rafael DS1

The San Rafael is an aluminium alloy frame hybrid bicycle by Marin.

Marin San Rafael DS1

This hybrid cycle coms with a frame built of 6061 aluminium alloy. It also sports a Suntour suspension fork with 63mm of travel.

This 21-speed bike uses Shimano Tourney for its drivetrain. Wheels are 700C with 40 mm tyres. The bike also gets Tektro mechanical disc brakes.

The bike is great for the price, but you really don’t need a suspension fork or disc brakes for city commuting. Without these two the bike would be substantially cheaper and arguably better even!

The San Rafael DS1 retails for Rs 33000/- and you can check out the full specifications on the Uber Active Ventures Website.

Scolarian Base

Not your run of the mill hybrid!

Scolarian is a custom bicycle manufacturer based in Coimbatore. They specialise in fixies and this Base model of theirs comes with a flip flop hub, so that you can ride it as a fixie or a single speed.

This simple yet elegant bike will not appeal to your first time bike buyer. But it is a great piece of kit for cyclists who already understand their machines and would love to have a gorgeous single speed in their garage.

This chromoly steel frame bike is available in two sizes only, but you can customise the paint scheme as per your desire. The bike comes equipped with quality components. It is also light for a steel bike at 10.3 kg. You can further add or subtract components of your choice, since the bike is being built for you. The price of course will then vary.

One downside is that this bike comes equipped with 25 mm tyres and can take a maximum of 28 mm tyres. Perfect for urban road use, but does limit the ‘take it anywhere’ quotient enjoyed by hybrids.

The Base model retails for Rs 35000/- and you can see the full specifications on the Scolarian Website.

Jamis Coda S3

Jamis is an American brand which is imported and distributed by UI World in India.

Jamis Coda S3

The Coda S3 is a chromoly steel frame bike with Shimano Tourney drivetrain. Surprising to find Tourney at this price point, when cheaper bikes use higher level components.

This 21-speed bike has V-brakes by Promax and runs 700C wheels with 40 mm tyres. Rubber wide enough to keep you planted even on some of your dirt excursions.

The chromoly frame means that the bike will be heavier than aluminium alloy frame bikes, but the ride quality will also be smoother. This bike comes with pannier and fender eyelets and with easy gearing, it can be used for decent touring distances as well.

The Jamis Coda S3 retails for Rs 38000/- and can be found on the UI World Website.


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Also don’t forget to check out our list of best road bikes under Rs 35000/-. And Things to Consider when Buying a Cycle Helmet. And 10 Accessories you need to Start Cycling!

15 Replies to “Best Hybrid Cycle under Rs 30000”

  1. I wish to buy an foldable bicycle that I can carry in my Car suron trip ! R they good to buy or any good options available

    1. Hi, yes depending on model. Folding bikes are good recreational vehicles. There are multiple options available for a variety of budgets. The entry level ones are from Decathlon.

      If you are wondering how to carry your regular cycle in a car, you can check out this article of ours: https://www.cyclingmonks.com/transporting-cycle-india/

      Hope this helps 🙂

  2. Hi i would like to thank Avinash for providing correct info on best hybrid cycles..on your valuable guidance i bought firefox bad attitude…its a beautiful easy and very lightweight bike..i totally loved it.this blog is totally worth it if you are planning fir buying cycle specially for beginners like me…👍👍😊😊

  3. Very nice article – Please advise me on buying a Hybrid cycle brand / model no.

    I’m 54 years old. Been cycling for a year now. My requirements –

    Hybrid
    Budget 35,000/- max
    No front suspension / with a lock
    approx cycling – about 300-400 km per month. 30-50 km per ride.
    looking for comfort, speed and light weight
    Only Road riding – no off roading.

    Some of the Options Scott Sub Cross 50 / Trek Fx1 /Giant Escape 3 / Polygon Cascade 4 looks a good deal after seeing your video.

    1. Dear Sir

      We would suggest between the Trek and Giant, whichever is available in your city. There is a lot of problems with stock and availability right now, so you will need to check at the stores in your town.

      The Polygon Cascade is an MTB and not suited for your purpose. The Scott runs knobby tyres and not useful for you on the road.

      Please do make sure you buy the correct size frame, irrespective of which brand or model you choose.

      The Trek uses V-brakes instead of mechanical discs, so it will be easier to maintain as compared to the Giant. But both bikes are excellent value for money and perfect for your requirements. You will not go wrong with either 🙂

      Hope this helps!

  4. Thank you – just pre ordered Giant Escape 3. Hopefully will be riding it in 2-3 weeks.

  5. I am looking to buy a Montra Trance Pro considering the price when compared to similar models of other brands such as Firefox, Giant, Trek
    What are your thoughts and do you have suggestion to look for other models.

    1. The Trance Pro from Montra is good value for money. It would have been better with V-brakes rather than mechanical discs. Making ownership that much simpler.
      Giant and Trek cannot be compared, as they are 25% more expensive than the Montra. The Firefox Rapide is competition to the Trance. Check that out as well.

  6. Please suggest between Merida crossway 20D/Trek Fx1/Mongoose 27.5/canondale bad boy. Also what are the things to look for in case of pre-owned bikes

    1. Hi

      Since this query of yours in the hybrid article, we assume you are looking for a hybrid. That rules out the Mongoose 27.5, which is an MTB.

      The Trek FX1 would make the most sense, but as you have already realised, buying new bikes is difficult with the current shortage in the market. Which is why it makes most sense to buy what is in stock 😀

      For pre-owned bikes, have a look at these pointers: https://www.cyclingmonks.com/buying-secondhand-cycle-india/

      All the best 🙂

  7. Hi, Thanks for the informative article. I have a question.
    Are V Brakes efficient in braking in wet conditions? I commute to work on my 4 year old Mach City 21 Speed hybrid in Bangalore and faced issues with braking while riding in rain (light rain) and had few near misses. Now planning for an upgrade and was therefore looking for one with a disc brake. What do you advice? Are disc brakes too much of a maintenance headache? Also, why don’t manufacturers provide/sell the old school mud-guards instead of those fenders ?

    1. Hi Delwin

      Yes V-brakes are capable for wet conditions. It also depends on the quality of v-brakes. These on higher end bikes will be much better than those compared to entry level bikes.

      Entry level bikes with disc brakes come with their own challenges. These are cable actuated mechanical discs and aren’t great for braking or reliable.

      Depending on brand/ model/ budget etc. we would recommend v-brakes over disc. Until and unless you are spending a lot.

      Mud guards are unfortunately not ‘fashionable’, which is why most manufacturers don’t provide them. And the flimsy plastic fenders are more rattle traps than protection from mud. Recommend checking out SKS fenders for your bike, which has excellent coverage.

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