What are the best bikes for commuting?

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    #1State Bicycle Co. The Keansburg

    State Bicycle Co. The Keansburg

    The Keansburg is part of the city bike line of State Bicycle Co. It has a steel frame, lugged steel fork, and chrome spokes and hubs. This bike features 35c tires, leatherette saddle, lock-on grips, fenders, and frame-mounted bottle opener.

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    Gloria Gallegos
    Written on May 21, 2019
    "I use the Keansburg for bike commuting primarily because it's low-maintenance and reasonably priced. It's a bit heavy, but that's what makes it more stable and more pleasant for city rides. It also looks good, which is a plus"
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    #2Raleigh Redux 1

    Raleigh Redux 1

    Raleigh's Redux 1 is a city bike with a mountain bike design. It features a lightweight frame, integrated aluminum fork, and all-terrain tires. This bike also has mechanical disc brakes, 8 gears and a single cog up front.

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    Wei Xie
    Written on May 21, 2019
    "Redux always came up when I was looking for the best bike for commuting, and I'm glad I got one. Assembly took about 10 minutes, then I immediately took it for a ride. It easily takes on the different surfaces I ride on along my route to and from work. Hills were a bit tricky at first, had to shift to a higher gear when going up. Other than that, no complaints!"
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    #3Mongoose Elroy Adventure Bike

    Mongoose Elroy Adventure Bike

    The Mongoose Elroy Adventure Bike is a 700C touring bike. It has a steel fork, 2x7 drivetrain with Shimano Tourney derailleurs, mechanical disk brakes, and integrated microSHIFT shifters/brake lever combo. It also features a front rack.

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    Kevin Simmons
    Written on May 21, 2019
    "This commuting bike caught my eye because it's the only one in this list with drop bars. I weave a lot through traffic. Having a more narrow handlebar can make you maneuver better compared to mustache handlebars. "
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    #4sixthreezero Ride in the Park

    sixthreezero Ride in the Park

    Ride in the Park is a city bike by sixthreezero. It has a 7-speed Shimano gear system, retro-style frame, dual-spring seat, and click-on accessory points. This bike has a recommended riding speed of 10 to 12 mph.

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    Janice Wong
    Written on May 21, 2019
    "I got this for my husband as a birthday gift. Had a hard time assembling it myself since I'm not very handy AT ALL. He had a much easier time of course. He's been bike commuting 2-3 days a week now, and I think it's great. I heard him talk about the seat, though. Says it's not very comfortable for a big guy like him."
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    #5Schwinn Wayfarer Men's Hybrid Bike

    Schwinn Wayfarer Men's Hybrid Bike

    The 700c Schwinn Wayfarer Men's Hybrid Bike is equipped with a steel retro city frame and fork. It has a Shimano 7-speed rear derailleur, twist shifters from SRAM, alloy wheels and linear pull brakes. A rear carrier is also included.

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    Lin Hou
    Written on May 21, 2019
    "After a few weeks of using this commuting bike, I had to bring my Schwinn Wayfarer to the bike shop for a more professional installation. Then it's just easy cruising after that"
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    #6Schwinn Wayfarer Women's Hybrid Bike

    Schwinn Wayfarer Women's Hybrid Bike

    The 700c Schwinn Wayfarer Women's Hybrid Bike is designed with lightweight steel rigid frame and fork. Its features include vinyl saddle, LX twist shifters, and resin-platform pedals with reflector. This bike has a 20-inch standover height.

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    Helen Wu
    Written on May 21, 2019
    "Yeah, setting it up out of the box can be a drag if you don't have tools. I brought mine to the shop just to make sure it's right. Looks very cute! There were some clicking in the gears the first ride, but they went away after."
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    #7sixthreezero EVRYjourney Women's City Commuter Bike

    sixthreezero EVRYjourney Women's City Commuter Bike

    The EVRYjourney Women's City Commuter Bike is a hybrid cruiser bike with 17.5-inch step-through aluminum frame. It has front and rear handbrakes and its 26" wheels come with 2" semi-slick tires. This bike fits riders from 5' to 6'4".

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    Ann Holland
    Written on May 21, 2019
    "Probably the best bike for commuting for a small lady like me! Although, I taught the rims of the teal bike are chocolate brown. They were mauve. As for functionality though, it's great!"
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    #8sixthreezero EVRYjourney Men's Hybrid Cruiser Bicycle

    sixthreezero EVRYjourney Men's Hybrid Cruiser Bicycle

    The EVRYjourney Men's Hybrid Cruiser Bicycle by sixthreezero is built with an aluminum frame and steel fork. It has 26-inch wheels with 2-inch semi-slick tires, Shimano shift levers, and 7-speed  rear derailleur, and front and rear V-brakes.

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    Amit Nair
    Written on May 21, 2019
    "Not the best bike for commuting, but one of the good ones. For me it's because of the handlebars. They make you twist your wrist to brake. Also, it's probably best to have a professional assemble it for you."

Summary

Best What are the best bikes for commuting
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1State Bicycle Co. The KeansburgSports Gear 16 Paid
2Raleigh Redux 1Sports Gear 14 Paid
3Mongoose Elroy Adventure BikeSports Gear 9 Paid
4sixthreezero Ride in the ParkSports Gear 3 Paid
5Schwinn Wayfarer Men's Hybrid BikeSports Gear 2 Paid
6Schwinn Wayfarer Women's Hybrid BikeSports Gear 2 Paid
7sixthreezero EVRYjourney Women's City Commuter BikeSports Gear 2 Paid
8sixthreezero EVRYjourney Men's Hybrid Cruiser BicycleSports Gear 1 Paid
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