Learn About Commuter & Urban Bikes with JensonUSA
If you need a reliable bike to get around town or to and from work, we have the right bike for you. Urban and commuter bikes are popular modes of transportation in congested cities and make for a simple work commute. Contact a gear advisor today and they will help you find the best urban or commuter bike for you.
What are commuter bikes?
Commuter bikes are budget-friendly ways to get to work or around town. Commuter bikes often have a more relaxed geometry so you can comfortably ride to work or ride on the bike paths. These bikes usually have no suspension and are fitted with semi-slick tires for road or light gravel use. These bikes are efficient pedalers and have a front and rear derailleur for a wide range of gearing.
What is an urban mountain bike?
An urban mountain bike looks similar to a normal mountain bike but either without suspension or with a small amount of suspension travel and narrower, slicker tires. Urban mountain bikes have similar frame geometries and structures as normal mountain bikes and also usually come with disc brakes.
What makes a good commuter bike?
A good commuter bike is an inexpensive and versatile bike that can get you from point A to point B. Commuter bikes somewhat resemble a gravel or road bike and usually have smaller, slicker tires than a mountain bike for road and city riding. A good commuter bike will often have eyelets for racks and fenders so you can load it up with all your gear and essentials and will often have a nice, comfortable saddle.
Which bike brands make the best commuter and urban bikes?
While there are numerous brands that make excellent commuter bikes, brands like Marin, Orbea, Norco, Batch, and All-City are some of the more popular brands that make quality urban and commuter bikes.