City & Urban Bikes For Sale
Looking for the best city bikes, our city & urban bikes are urban workhorses, designed to be the perfect combination of road and mountain bikes. They are also referred to as the commuters bike. They're able to handle any terrain, from city streets to off-road trails. They're perfect for long or short rides, and can be outfitted with racks, panniers, lights, and any accessories you may need for the city. We carry new and used Critical Cycles and Giant Bicycles regularly in stock.
What is a City & Urban Bike?
The best city bikes, period! City & Urban Bikes are meant to be a mix of road and mountain bike components, and are designed to meet the needs of most cyclists, often with an emphasis on comfort and practicality. For many people, city & urban bikes are just regular bikes. They typically have flat or upright handlebars, and wheels and tires that are designed to be in between narrow, slick road tires and knobby, fat off-road or MTB tires. Some city & urban bikes fall closer to road bikes, with faster and slicker tires and lightweight frames but still have flat handlebars, and some city & urban bikes are pretty similar to mountain bikes, with fat tires and suspension. But all city & urban bikes are designed to be versatile.
People choose city & urban bikes for all sorts of reasons. They may want one bike that does it all, or they may want a bike that provides the fast, lightweight components of a road bike but with the upright riding position of flat handlebars. Most city & urban bikes can handle a variety of tire sizes and accessories like racks and fenders. You might not believe it, but a lot of road bikes can't take these add-ons because of their tight clearances and low weight.
City & urban has also become an entire category of bikes. City & urban bikes can be day-to-day bikes as opposed to your high-end road or MTB racer, or the only bike you'll ever need. In the bicycle industry, city & urban bikes can be virtually synonymous with urban, city, comfort or "lifestyle" bikes. And it can be tough to distinguish between city & urbans, cruisers and mountain bikes. But there are real differences. And then there is marketing.
But for the consumer, it's best to look at a bicycle as a tool. The way to pick a tool is to determine how it will be used, so you should consider what you'll use your bike for and choose a bike based on that. If you're looking for speed on the roads, then pick a road bike. If you're looking to hit some off-road trails, then you need a mountain bike. Choose a city & urban if you're looking for a bike that will handle a variety of terrain and will remain practical for fun, exercise, and commuting.