I am Prashant from Kochi. I am 79 kg and 173 cm in height. I was planning to buy a hybrid bike to commute 20-30 km. After reading a lot of threads i am confused as to which bike to buy.
I understand that a trail focused hybrid would be the best choice, since the roads are very bad and narrow tires are not going to last long, but i am not sure which bikes are good.
Following are the list of bikes i have narrowed down (they are not trail focused hybrids alone).
1) Raleigh Misceo: not sure about this bike as this has very narrow tires and Raleigh seems not very reliable based on reviews, but i really liked the lockout feature, and they have Alivio RD.
2) Btwin Riverside 3
3) Montra Blues 1.1
4) Schwinn Super Sport 3
5) Schwinn sporterra
Thanks a lot for the info.
I am currently restricted to buying from the TrackAndTrail series or from Decathalon.
The brands are :
GT and btwin
also are road focused hybrids really that unreliable on rough roads, i meant roads with a lot of potholes.