Hybrid Bike Guide

The Best Hybrid Bikes With Disc Brakes

A hybrid bike is a good cross between commuter bikes, mountain bikes and road bikes. Hybrids are great bikes for the biker who wants a bicycle for different types of terrains and different levels of riding.  These bikes come with all different types of brakes from linear pull brakes to disc brakes. I believe the type of brake you choose is based on your personal preference and the type of riding you are doing.

About Disc Brakes

This type of brake creates friction when two plates push up against a disc that is attached to the wheel. The friction created by this pressure stops the bike. Disc brakes are generally found on Mountain bikes, however since a Hybrid is a cross between mountain bikes  and city bikes these brakes are becoming more popular on hybrid bikes, as well. Disc brakes are amazing for off-roading and rugged terrains. They don’t clog with mud or snowy conditions. Also, these brakes are strong and can withstand a lot of force. However, in city riding or commuting they don’t make a whole lot of difference than other brakes.

Review of Best Hybrid Bikes with Disc Brakes

The choices of bikes are endless these days. Bicycles are sold online, in catalogs, in chain stores and even at bike specialty stores. So when it comes to finding a great hybrid with disc brakes it’s a good idea to look at manufacturer and customer reviews, as well as, talking to professionals. I found three great hybrids that came highly recommended.

Schwinn GTX 2.0 700c, Men’s Dual 18 Sport Bike

The Schwinn GTX 2.0 comes in a stylish red finish that anyone is sure to love. This bike is quite versatile with it’s standard 700c hybrid wheels,  front and rear disc brakes and alloy rims. The tires and frame are lightweight and durable allowing you to ride anywhere you please. This hybrid by Schwinn is a great bicycle on or off the road. The tires and brakes make this ideal for rugged terrains yet smooth enough to use as a commuter bike to and from work!


  • Front and rear disc brakes
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Shimano 21 speed shifters
  • Dual Frame with Schwinn suspension fork
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


  • Assembly Required
  • Some fine tuning made need to be done before first ride

Diamondback Bicycle 2015 Dual Sport Bike

This sleek black and red bike from Diamondback is a nice, smooth riding bicycle. It features an aluminum alloy frame and high tensile steel fork that makes this bike lightweight yet highly durable. The upright handbars and seat makes this a comfortable ride. The Diamondback Dual Sport Bike comes with Tekro disc brakes that are designed for reliable stopping power even in the roughest of conditions. Diamondback is known for making extremely well built bicycles that last, this bike is no exception!


  • 700c standard hybrid tires
  • Shimano 7 speed shifters and derailleurs
  • Aluminum dual sport frame
  • Tekro front and rear disc brakes
  • Steel fork


  • A bit on the pricey side
  • Kickstand is not included

Mongoose Men’s Banish 2.0 White Hybrid Bicycle

Mongoose Men Banish 2 hybrid bikeI chose this bike by Mongoose because I love it’s white stylish aluminum frame with it’s front shock. The shock really aides in having a smooth ride. The bike comes with 700c alloy wheels which are light and versatile. The lightweight wheels, shock and disc brakes makes this a great leisurely ride. Not to mention the beach cruiser pedals that gives this bike just a bit more luxury! Mongoose createsmany great sport bikes and off-road bikes. This bike is one of there finest hybrids that is durable and affordable.


  • 21 Speeds with Shimano rear derailleur
  • 3 piece crank and beach cruiser pedals
  • Front and rear disc brakes
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Aluminum frame with front shock
  • Affordable


  • Assembly Required
  • Some fining tuning may be required be for first ride

Final Thoughts

When you think about buying a hybrid with disc brakes typically you are thinking of strong bike with good stopping power and smooth ride. Hybrids are built to ride on and off road and if you are purchasing one with disc brakes you definitely want to know that it will take on rugged paths with ease. All three of the hybrids I reviewed above have great disc brakes that give it stopping power and can take on rougher terrains. I am a sucker for red though1 I love the Schwinn GTX 2.0. It was designed with durability and leisure riding planned into it. It also is a great bike for those hiking trails! You can never go wrong with a Schwinn! However, all three of these bikes have great qualities that I am sure you will love, but don’t take my word for it. Check them out for yourself. Happy riding!

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