It’s never too late to start commuting to work on a bike. Luckily for new and experienced riders, commuter bikes have much more selection that you can choose from. To help you decide on a commuter bike, we list here our top 5 bikes which we’re confident will provide you with an enjoyable journey and a great experience travelling to work.
The Best Commuter Bike On a Budget - Under £500
Our Pioneer is great commuter bike to start out with. Designed for comfort and practicality, you can sustain an upright seating position throughout your entire journey. Built with 40c high volume tyres, they’re equipped with puncture protection so you can ride assured you won’t be left stranded on the side of the road to repair a flat tyre. The Pioneer is also suitable for commuting throughout the day and night, with reflective strips attached around the tyre rim so you will be easily spotted by other road users.
Also features a handy pannier rack to carry your bags
Fitted with mudguards to protect you from dirt
21 Shimano gears to play with
If you’re up for a challenge and have a lengthy commute, the Strada is ideal for long distance travelling. Lightweight and robust, with either crossbar or open bar frames, Strada is fitted with 650b wheels for nimbler, improved handling and faster acceleration. These tyres can run at a lower pressure, which means if you’re travelling over an uneven gravel surface, you’ll feel less of a jolt if you hit a bump.
Perfect for riders who live in a rural area and commute into the city; you won’t be disappointed by its ability to cope well on different terrains, making your journey seamless.
Lightweight sports riding style
Available in a crossbar or open frame
Fitted with hydraulic disc brakes for smooth powerful braking
Perfect for riding in different conditions, a hybrid bike is a cross between a mountain and road bike.
If you’re an adventurist, our lightweight Centros is perfect to use on the road and to rally around on tarmac, mud, gravel and even over those pesky potholes. Built with a double butted aluminium frame, either low step or crossbar and a tapered headtube with gravel frame geometry; this hybrid bike provides a comfortable ride allowing you to take a more relaxed seating position, ideal for a long commute or an epic endurance trail on the weekend.
Brilliant for road and light off-road terrain
Bosch Power Tube 500Wh battery
Tektro T285 Hydraulic Disc Brake
Electric Commuter Bikes
For a commute that will take you to work without working up a sweat, electric bikes are a fantastic solution. Fitted with a rechargeable battery, electric bikes like the Motus couldn’t be more perfect to power you along a long commute, particularly if you have to climb hills or carry a weighty load. E-bikes are revolutionary, with a range of foldable, touring and hybrid styles to try, and they’re all equipped with an easy to use display system so you can stay on top of your pace.
If you’re commuting with bags to carry, take a weight off your mind riding a pannier rack. Bikes equipped with a rear pannier rack are useful for riding to work without having to throw a heavy bag on your back or shoulder. Available in either low step or crossbar, the Motus is easy to ride for both men and women. With power assisted riding, you can travel further on the 300WH battery and up to 80 miles on a single charge*.
* Depending on the mode selected, rider weight and road and weather conditions
Active Line Motor
Bosch Purion Display
Feather-light motor weight at 2.9kgs
With cyclists in London facing tighter restrictions with bikes banned from the tube during rush hour, a folding electric bike is brilliant for commuters who need to avoid hold ups or delays on their journey into the city.
The electric Stow-e way is great if you have to commute by train and by road as they can be folded into a slick 880mm x 800mm x 440mm, which is small to be transported on the tube or a bus. If you don’t have a bike shed at work, it’s even small enough to store under your desk.
With the battery powerful enough to travel 50km, it’s a compact bike which packs a punch, taking you from your doorstep to the workplace without having to compromise on securing your bike at the train station.
Storage for your bag or equipment
Fitted with mudguards to protect you from getting your clothes ruined
An automatic light system which triggers as the sun goes down so you’ll be seen by other drivers and cyclists
Also small enough to take you from work and pack away for your staycation
Whatever the length of your journey, you can’t go wrong choosing either a hybrid, electric or touring commuter bike to get you to work. Each are fitted with several gear settings, mudguards to keep you protected from grime and a practical pannier rack to securely hold your luggage