Commuter bicycles are the bread and butter of the cycling world. Nothing too fancy, but they always get the job done. A commuter bike doesn’t have to be expensive, it just has to be reliable. No one wants to lock their several thousand dollar ride up to the rack outside of work or class all day. The pair gets scratched up and even worse, the thieves start to close in. The accessories are really what makes a commuter bike shine however. Bells, fenders, racks, panniers, baskets lights and kickstands are what you need for the daily grind. Frequently these bikes come with internal hubs and dynamo lighting systems for ease of use and longevity. they come in lots of shapes and colors, but overall they have a stature that reminds one of the super functional bikes seen on the streets of Europe. A nice upright riding style allows you to be seen and easily see others.
Our favorite rides for getting to work mix form and function to give you a comfortable and practical ride. The brand that represents this best is Breezer.
Fro people that spend part of their commute on the bus, plane or train, folding bikes become a priority. Like most bikes, the frame is the most important piece, and in the case of folding bikes it is all about the hinges. We have ridden a lot of folding style bikes, and nothing can compare to the strength of the hinges on Tern bikes. There are a lot of companies that make nice looking folders that are plagued by noodly frames and creaky hinges, Tern rises to the top.