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The best...city bikes

On the Ajax, a lubrication-free carbon belt replaces the standard chain.

The commuter
The nine-speed Jamis Coda Sport combines comfort and speed and is equally effective tackling hills or when “fully loaded” with groceries. And it doesn’t hurt that the “classic, paneled paint scheme” is easy on the eye.
$725, jamisbikes.com
Source: Bicycling.com

The ‘fixie’
The stylish, fixed-gear Trek District is “smooth and quick” in city traffic. Its lightweight alloy frame maximizes the return on each pedal stroke, so you’ll never miss having additional gears.
$1,150, trekbikes.com
Source: Men’s Journal

The folding bike
When it comes to folding bicycles, size matters. Bike Friday has shaved four inches off the 20-inch wheels used on most folding bikes, making this sweet number lighter and easier to lug up stairs. “Just watch for the potholes.”
$1,395, bikefriday.com
Source: Men’s Journal

The chainless bike
Spot Brand’s elegant Ajax was “built for speed,” with a handmade aluminum frame and a Shimano eight-speed internal rear hub. But it’s the replacement of the standard chain with a lubrication-free carbon belt that makes the Ajax one of the lowest-maintenance bikes around.
$1,699, spotbrand.com
Source: Bicycling.com

The cruiser
Cycling doesn’t have to mean an aching back and sore butt. With an upright riding position, a super “cushy seat,” three speeds, and back-pedal brakes, the Electra Om is “the Cadillac of cruisers.”
$620, electrabike.com
Source: Southern Living

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