I'm struggling to work out what sort of bike I should be buying for my wife. She was previously using an old Kona Cindercone of mine until I butchered it for its parts. So I owe her a bike.
Her riding is 90% on the road, with 10% on a smooth trail. She has no intention of doing any proper off-road.
I was leaning towards a hybrid, but something capable of going on trails. But it looks like most hybrid bikes these days are now called 'urban' or 'commuter' bikes, and really not the sort of thing you'd want to take on anything other than tarmac. They also have a long top tube, and she didn't like that.
So what's out there up to £600?