Looking for a fast and light hybrid bike with flat bars instead of a road bike with drop bars? Some people prefer a flat bar set up that’s more upright and that feels more like a mountain bike, but still want the speed of a road bike. That’s where hybrids come in.
Here are some of the top hybrid bikes for 2019. These bikes are sleek and fast like a road bike, but with flat bars. We picked from the higher end models, to maximize speed and minimize weight. These hybrids go fast on the road. Which one would you ride?
BMC Alpenchallenge AC01 Three Hybrid Bike
What’s not to like about BMC’s sleek, aluminum hybrid? We love the Gates Belt Drive, which is quiet and clean and avoids all the maintenance and lubrication issues that come with a chain. No more grease marks on the side of your leg.
This model has a SRAM Apex 1x set up, which means just one chainring in the front and one less derailleur to worry about. You’ll only need one shifter to pick the perfect gear. The AC01 comes with an aluminum frame, a carbon fork, and is even set up to accept fenders if you plan to use it for commuting.
Canyon Roadlite CF 7.0 Hybrid Bike
Canyon went all out for speed on this hybrid. A full carbon frame, Shimano 105 components and disc brakes makes this bike as fast as any similarly equipped road bike, but with flat bars.
Trek FX Sport 5 Hybrid Bike
FX Sport 5 is a carbon fiber framed hybrid bike for riders who want the speed of a road bike with the comfort and control of standard flat handlebars. The OCLV Carbon frame has a decoupler to smooth out rough roads, a carbon fork, a Shimano Tiagra 2×10 drivetrain, and hydraulic disc brakes make it perfect for everything from solo workouts to speedy group rides. Like the BMC, it also has hidden fender mounts if you are looking for a speedy commuter.
Giant FastRoad Advanced 1 Hybrid Bike
Giant’s fastest hybrid bike is a full carbon bike, like the Trek, with both the frame and fork. It also features disc brakes and a Shimano 2 x 11 speed drivetrain with 105 derailleurs. It comes with a beautiful set of Giant P-R2 wheels with thru-axles and tubeless ready rims so that you can ride road tubeless if you want to.
Specialized Sirrus Pro Carbon Hybrid Bike
This is the fastest hybrid that Specialized makes, and it comes with a higher end Shimano Ultegra rear derailleur to prove it. It has a full carbon frame and fork, and a seat post designed to dampen shocks and stay comfortable over rougher roads. Thu-axle wheels, fender mounts, and a really nice Specialized Phenom saddle with titanium rails.
Cannondale Quick Carbon 1 Hybrid Bike
Cannondale’s Quick Carbon 1 hybrid bike has road bike level Shimano 105 derailleurs and 11 speed shifting. You’ll get a full carbon fiber frame and fork, and hydraulic disc brakes. Road bike speed with a more upright, hybrid position.
Felt Verza Speed 6 Hybrid Bike
The Felt Versa Speed 6 is a full carbon hybrid bike with both a carbon frame and fork. It comes with disc brakes, thru-axle wheels, and Shimano Tiagra 2 x 10 speed derailleurs. If you want Felt’s fastest and lightest weight 2019 model hybrid bike, this is it.