Go for a hybrid if you want to get some of the best bits of mountain and road bikes all in one package. With an upright, comfortable and stable riding position, hybrids also give an efficient experience on roads – meaning they are the obvious choice for urban commuters. Hybrid bikes also often have the capability of taking on some light off-road duties, so they are a good starting point for the casual rider who may not need the performance extremes of mountain or road bikes, but wants to keep a foot in both camps.
A hybrid bike is one that blends the best characteristics of both road and mountain bikes into a bike that is sturdy, comfortable and fast, and ideal for riding on streets and bike/tow paths. They are designed with a more upright frame, offering a more comfortable riding position.