I am looking for a hybrid bike in the range of 12-16k. My weight is 75 kg. I am going to use it mainly for weekend rides within Pune city or around city like sinhghad or purandhar fort. I am avoiding front suspension as I have heard and experienced that it is not good in entry level bikes. Earlier I had Firefox fusion 2.6. It was heavy and its suspension sucks. I had test rides of below cycles:
Firefox Rapide 21s: It is bit heavy (around 16-17kg). The tyres are too slim. I don't think they will hold surfaces of bad roads(as shown in pic) on uphill. Although these roads constitutes 10% of my journey but 15 mins on downslope will for sure puncture the tyres. Even firefox fusion tyre was punctured although it has front suspension along with broad tyres..
Montra Trance Pro 2015: It will also cost me around 16k. It is light. Tyres are bit wider compared to Rapide 21s.
I have heard good things about schwinn sporterra. But I am not sure about its performance on off roads.
I can expand the budget to 19-20k if the bike is really worth. I am open to other brands like Btwin, Schwinn,Schnell, decathlon but have no experience about the quality or value for money. So I need help regarding this.