I am new here as well as I am new to cycling. Currently I am trying to choose a good bike. My budget is $1000 what can you recommend? It should be covenient for everyday cycling around the city. I do no know much about bikes characteristics.
As stated, it depend on what kind of terrains you ride on most of the time. I take it you ride on road/PCN most of the time.
I will choose road bike anytime because firstly, it is fun riding using drop bar, faster speed and usually lighter. I see no point getting a hybrid as it basically a road bike running on mountain bike gears and handle bar. And hybrid can be considered lousier version of cyclo cross bikes.
If you are thinking of going slightly off road but main integrity is still on road, then go ahead with cyclo cross bikes. It is basically a road bike with mountain bike wheels but way thinner. And speed is still there.
I recommend the brand Merida for starter budget. Their bikes are way cheaper and their bikes specifications are usually better for the price you pay compared to other major brands. (For example if you pay X amount for Merida, you get Shimano 105 gears, but the same X amount for other brands probably get youTiagra)