Going into the year of 2009 there was high hopes for the alternative solution to automobile use. The 2008 Interbike was full of transportation bikes, electric bikes and all levels of accessories to get people to use their bike daily. Once the gas prices settled back down most people also stopped using their bikes, and went back to their old bad habits.
2009 Top Commuter Bicycles
Ones that inspired, motivated and gave people the chance to go by bike.
This bike has a front disc brake, internally geared 3-speed with coaster brake, aluminum frame and a great color for locking up in the city. It also comes in a step through model for those ladies or folks with bad hips.
Belt drive with orange wheels. You’ll either love it or hate it and with the $1099 price tag, you’ll better love it! We brought in a few of these at the Trek Store of Charlotte and they sell well. Now that Trek has released a whole District series it is easier to find one to suit most people.
Cargo hauling bikes is the newest thing sweeping the market. The first was the Xtracycle, and then others followed. The Ute has a great price tag but is limiting on the accessories, unlike the Big Dummy or Xtracycle style.
Inspiring a long list of women to get on their bike in high heels and pretty dresses. With features like fender skirts, full chainguard and the beauty of lugged steel, there is no wonder why women want this bike and are inspired to ride.
A large manufacture making a true commuter bike. Built in dynamo, internally geared hub, disc brakes and aluminum frame, all making this bike worthy of the hardest commute.
Ezra has an amazing story and builds amazing bikes. Based out of NY and a craftsman of the trade leaves these bikes with amazing lines, details and everything thought out. Pictured is his wife’s light hauler.