A women's hybrid bike is a cross between a mountain bike and a women's road bike. It is lighter and faster than a mountain bike, and usually allows you to sit more upright. It is not as light and fast as a road bike, but much more comfortable for most women.

The hybrid definition then splits further. A sports hybrid, with wider tyres and suspension for a plush ride, but with a trade-off in performance' Then you have a flat bar road bike which has  …