The Best Hybrid Bike

If you’re looking for a bike for your daily commute and for your weekend exercise, a fitness hybrid—that is, a road bike with flat handlebars—may be the right choice. Over the past three years, we’ve spent 60 hours sifting through nearly 50 options, test-ridden more than a dozen bikes, and concluded that the Marin Fairfax 1 is the best hybrid for most people. It provides a stable, comfortable ride on city streets, yet it’s light and agile—and an excellent value.