One of the most economical and practical ways to get to work cycling is popular for those who work in the city.
What Is A Commuter Bike?
Commuter bikes have particular qualities suited to city cycling. Some of these qualities include a lightweight frame, folding ability, an upright riding position, precision braking, and optionally fenders for riding in the rain or a rear rack or rack trunk.
Whatever your budget there is a commuter bike that will suit your needs; check out the list below to find some great value for money and also higher quality commuter bikes.
Goldencycle 2Pro Bicycle
The Goldencycle 2PRO Bicycle ($555) looks more like it belongs in an art gallery than on the street. But don’t let the looks fool you. The Goldencycle is a capable commuter. The first thing you noticed about this bike are the gold rims. They’re just not for looks; the gold anodization makes the aluminum components about eight times harder. They also provide additional protection against dirt and dust. It also comes with cool features like quick release brakes and the GULI gold anodized FlipFlop hub That lets you run in either fixed gear or free-running mode.
Felt V110F 2015
Available in either a 58cm or 61cm, the Felt V110F 2015 ($569) is the perfect bike for commuting. With 24 gears and an 8-speed drivetrain, this is a flat gravel bike, so it’s ideal whether you’re cycling on the local bike path or along gravel tracks. With an aluminum frame and forks, the bike is lightweight making it suitable for commutes to work and regular short journeys. This cycle is also gritty though so if you want to try adventuring on the weekend, it will do the job there too!
Pinnacle Lithium Two 2015 Hybrid Bike
An MTB style adapted for road use the Pinnacle Lithium Two 2015 Hybrid Bike ($563) is a popular choice for commuters. Tough enough to handle even the most poorly kept road surfaces but with a commuter-biased set-up, your ride to work will be smooth. The set-up is straightforward and uncomplicated, but it is the extra touches such as the upgrade to hydraulic brakes and the glow in the dark paintwork that makes the difference.
The folding bike is one of the best choices for commuters, especially if they need to stash their cycle inside during working hours, and the Brompton M6L ($1225) is an excellent choice. Once folded, this bike compacts down to a size that’s little larger than the wheels, making it very convenient for storage. The design is particularly clever as it keeps the cables out of the way of the folding mechanism and the greasy chain and gears away from clothing. A six-speed cycle, the M handlebars are part of the distinctive Brompton style that has been around for many years. Think retro-cool with an upright cycling position and you will appreciate what this bike has to offer.
The Libertine by Linus
A steel-framed bike, The Libertine by Linus ($899) is at the higher end of the price bracket, but it’s worth every cent. Available in four different sizes, The Libertine has a slightly retro design but that only adds to its appeal. But when it comes to technology, it only has the most modern and the very best fitted from Shimano shifters to its aero Tektro brakes. The result is a bike that looks like the one you dreamed of owning as a kid, but when it comes to raw speed, you’ll find yourself whizzing around the block faster than light.
Trek Lync 3
From its Puncture resistant tires to its lightweight aluminum frame, the Trek Lync 3 ($1020) is the ultimate city bike. Featuring an integrated onboard lighting system, the Lync 3 is smart, sassy and stands out from the crowd. Reflective graphics, mechanical brake discs and a rear that is rack and fender ready, this is one ride to work that you’ll love.
Schwinn Men’s Wayfarer Hybrid Bike
The Schwinn Men’s Wayfarer Hybrid Bike ($184) is one of the most affordable entry level commuter bikes which doesn’t compromise on performance. A smart looking bike built for comfort but is also attractive visually. Featuring a steel urban style frame this bike weighs in at 54 lbs. and is 29.5 inches in height. The Handlebars and quill stem are high-quality in particular. There is a limited lifetime warranty sold with the bike for as long it remains in ownership. This Schwinn bike is a great value astute buy.
Speedvagen Urban Racer
The Speedvagen Urban Racer ($4900) is for the Urban Commuter who likes to get to their destination real fast. This bike is built by hand by the team at Vanilla Workshop. And what they build is the absolute definition of a city racer. It features a lightweight frame, integrated chain guard, tires made especially for the urban environment, and a smart coaster brake. This bike is perfect for the guy who loves a little speed in their daily commute.
2015 Dawes Eclipse City
Specially designed for use in urban areas, the 2015 Dawes Eclipse City ($250) has larger 700cc tires, so it takes less effort to get around town. A Shimano 21 speed drivetrain means gear changes are smooth while the saddle is padded and comfortable enough for longer trips too. A versatile bike that’s great for weekend excursions and surprisingly economical.
Takara Sugiyama Flat-Bar Fixie Bike
A great value cycle, the Takara Sugiyama Flat-Bar Fixie Bike ($180) provides everything that a city rider needs without any expensive extra thrills. The manufacturer said that customers didn’t want derailleurs on their city bikes, so they fitted a flip flop hub instead for a transmission suitable for all conditions. Sturdy tires can run on even potholed road surfaces with barely a bump while a robust steel frame shrugs off the worst of the wear and tear the city has to offer.
Genesis Equilibrium 10 2015
A high-end bike with racing style handlebars, the Genesis Equilibrium 10 2015 ($1356) can take a serious amount of wear trekking to and from work every day. A top choice for a commuter bike, the Genesis Equilibrium 10 2015 has a steel frame that although is slightly heavier than aluminum, provides a much smoother ride, making any potholes or bumps almost unnoticeable. If your journey is liable to be rather bumpy, and you don’t have much natural padding, you might find this bike is more comfortable than the aluminum alternatives.
Vanhawks Valour Carbon Fiber Bicycle Includes Security Sensors And Performance Tracking
The Vanhawks Valour Carbon Fiber Bicycle ($910) is your GPS, fitness trainer, and safety system all in one cool package. The primary features of this bike is an app that acts like a central hub. You just enter your destination and led lights tell you which direction to turn. While Blindspot detection vibrates your handlebars when cars get too close. Additional features include speed, distance, caloric, and time tracking. You don’t even need your phone with you. If you don’t have your cell on hand, the Valour stores your information and syncs up with your device when it’s in range. And don’t worry about trips up your apartment stairs, the carbon fiber unibody frame weighs under 16 pounds.