Urban & Commuting Bikes

With few exceptions, almost any type of bike can be successfully used for getting around the city, but bikes best suited to daily commuting generally give the rider a somewhat upright riding position, moderately smooth but durable tires, and options for carrying loads on the bike. Our favorite urban bikes include models specifically designed for that purpose, as well as hybrid bikes, single-speeds, and certain types of road bikes. Folding bikes get their own page, as they are a phenomenal urban transportation option.

Below are some bikes featured in our inventory. While we endeavor to represent a good selection in our shop, we can’t possibly stock all that our vendors offer. Many of these models are part of our regular store inventory, but we and the vendors do sometimes run out.

If you would like to purchase a bike that is not in our inventory, we are able to order risk-free any model that our vendors offer. Unlike internet vendors, we will help you with the selection and sizing, and include shipping, complete professional assembly, and a full year of maintenance with your bicycle purchase.

Some Awesome Urban Rides

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Kona Dew Series $600-1100

  • Do-it-all bike that won't break the bank.

  • Nimble and fast, thanks to a lightweight aluminum frame, and strong wheelset.

  • NEW high-volume 650B tires are great for Chicago’s potholes

  • Sure-stopping disk brakes across the range.

  • Upright and practical enough for urban hops, light and zippy enough for sweet weekend 50-milers.

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Breezer Downtown Series $550-$750

  • Ride like the Dutch at a fraction of the price!

  • Super-comfortable upright position, easy to get on and off even in a dress!

  • Comes with fully functional rack for carrying your work things, shopping or picnic.

  • Included fenders and chainguard to keep grime off your clothes.

  • Sensible drivetrain & gearing options makes this a perfect neighborhood bike.

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Kona Coco $750

  • Tough urban commuter in a mixte step-thru frame for easy getting on and dismounting (great for use with rear-mounted child seat!).

  • Relaxed frame geometry makes for a comfortable and secure ride.

  • Dependable disk brakes.

  • Included fenders.

  • Cushy 650B tires glide over potholes.

  • Amazing root-beer color!

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Fyxation Eastside $450

  • Full 4130 chromoly frame is responsive, resilient, durable and a pleasure to ride.

  • Light-weight: perfect for that third-floor walk-up.

  • Aggressive geometry and single-speed drivetrain provide the ultimate in urban riding simplicity.

  • Five drop-dead-gorgeous color schemes.

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Breezer Radar Café $900

  • Full double-butted chromoly steel frame is stout, resilient and comfortable over long distances.

  • Hydraulic disk brakes.

  • Sensible, pared down 1 x 10 shifting system works equally well in traffic situations and gravel path adventures.

  • Relaxed, comfortable riding position

  • Extra-wide 29x1.9" tires roll smoothly over rough streets.