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Bikes that will get you to work in style

Commuter bikes are a special breed; find the one you love most with our handy guide to the best in the business
By Jasmine Dilmanian |
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In a world where saving energy is now a priority, we rely on our bikes more than ever. One of the best ways to reduce vehicle traffic is to commute to work and back on a bicycle. All this requires is a humble road bike, although they come in a variety of options that prioritize things like speed, value, power, quality and a lightweight feel. To help you make the decision you can’t make on your own, here are some of the best options for commuter bikes you can get your hands on today.

Great commuter bikes

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Best commuter bikes 1 vilano_walmart

Speed up

This bike has commuter in its name. Its aluminum construction and 21 speeds make it the ideal performance road bike.

$211.49 on walmart.com

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Best commuter bikes 2 purecycles3

Hipster ride

A fixed gear bike may have been the butt of many a hipster joke, but hey, it’s practical! Try out this premium chromoly-frame model.

$449 on purecycles.com

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Best commuter bikes 3 giant_jensonusa

Motor loading

Made especially for the concrete jungle, this upmarket Giant bike is motorized to make your commute as easy and effortless as possible.

$2,575 on giant-bicycles.com

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Best commuter bikes 4 head_walmart

Heads high

This beautiful, high-performance road bike from Head will make your head spin. This one is made from lightweight aluminum and has 24 speeds, so you can use it for more than a short commute.

$549.99 on walmart.com

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Best commuter bikes 5 takara_target

Manly man

Japanese maker Takara has created the Sugiyama bike, which is rugged, sleek, and stylish -- perfect for getting you to work and back, and then some.

$222.99 on target.com

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Best commuter bikes 6 schwinn_amazon

Schwinning

The leader in biking is undoubtedly Schwinn. Invest in a solid commuter bike that will last you long-term. This bike’s got a rigid frame, strong breaks, and high-quality components.

$239.99 on amazon.com

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Best commuter bikes 7 vilano_jet

One gear, zero problems

This fixed gear commuting bicycle from Vilano features an anodized wheel set with matching hubs. Its bright orange accents are neat, too.

$199 on jet.com

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Best commuter bikes 8 columbia_target

The pragmatist

A practical option with a protection plan available is the Columbia 700C road bike. It has an alloy frame and aluminum wheels that are light enough to take you exploring after work.

$149.99 on target.com

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Best commuter bikes 9 purecycles2

Triple trouble

If all you need is three speeds and a vintage-looking frame to keep you happy on your commute, your best option is made by Pure Cycles.

$349 on purecycles.com

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Best commuter bikes 10 kona jenson

Where dreams are made of

Kona is the maker of this bike, crafted for the concrete jungle. It has a ton of nifty features and is one of the more reliable picks on the list.

$549.99 on jensonusa.com

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Best commuter bikes 11 sundeal_walmart

What’s the big deal?

The Sundeal R9 700C is a road bike to remember. Enhance your commute with a sturdy and good-looking bike that’s made for the outdoors.

$338.72 on ebay.com

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Best commuter bikes 12 merax_amazon

Finiss up

The Merax Finiss is a highly rated lightweight bike with reliable gear shifting and a sporty look. Choose from three cool color combos.

$240-$260 on amazon.com

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Best commuter bikes 13 northgear_jet

Built for speed

Zoom past the other commuters on the road while riding this North Gear speed bike. It’ll shred pavement like nobody’s business.

$199.99 on jet.com

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Best commuter bikes 14 purecycles

Lookin’ good

The most beautiful commuter bike on this list goes to the Pure Cycles Urban Commuter bike. It’s a simple one with just 8 speeds and no fuss. Perfect for your way to work.

$449 on purecycles.com

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Best commuter bikes 15 kent_Jet

Fixin’ to thrill

For a men’s fixie, turn to the Kent Thruster 700C. It’s simple, tough-looking, and offers incredible bang for your buck.

$99 on jet.com

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Best commuter bikes 16 critical cycles_target

A critical juncture

This seven-speed Critical Cycles commuter bike has an industrial feel without sacrificing high-quality parts. Enjoy this precise and ergonomic option on city and country roads.

$219.99 on target.com

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