When looking for a top quality bike, a sturdy frame, responsive brakes and practical design are some of the most important features to look for. Next should be what bike conforms to your specific needs. Here are a few well-designed bikes made for many different purposes.
Takara Kabuto Single Speed Road Bike
The Takara Kabuto weighs a little over 29 lbs. and features a steel frame and fork. With its alloy hub and rims, alloy side pull brakes and Tig-welded steel frame, this bike is constructed of solid and durable materials.
Dahon Speed Uno Folding Bike
This foldable bike is held in its compact folded form of only 11.7 x 30 x 25 inches with a magnetic latching system. Its frame is made of lightweight chromoly, giving it a total weight of just a little over 24 lbs. total. Its can handle riders up to 230 lbs. With responsive rear coaster brakes, it is most ideal for flat urban streets.
Firmstrong Urban Lady Beach Cruiser Bicycle
This bike is specifically designed for women 5 to 6 feet tall. The Firmstrong is a 26 inch bike built for comfort. It features an oversized seat, wide handlebars, foam grips and balloon tires for a smooth ride. The durable 15.5 inch steel frame and aluminum wheels add stability. Its coaster brakes are smooth and are easy to use.
Vilano Fixed Gear Bike Urban Single Speed Deep-V Wheels
The Vilano comes in multiple sizes and colors. It includes free platform pedals and riser alloy handlebars for durability. The frame has 700c Hi-Ten Fixed Gear with SS and 120mm rear spacing with horizontal dropouts. The wheelset is 30mm with Deep-V Double Wall and can flip-flop. It also has freewheel and 16T fixed cogs.
Pure Fix Cycles Fixed Gear Single Speed Urban Fixie Road Bike
The Pure Fix is a single-speed and fixed-gear fixie bike with 50mm deep-dish wheels. It utilizes the best of the best with Kenda tires and tubes, a KMC chain and Oury grips. Its fully Tig-welded, high-tensile steel frame will last for years to come. The rear wheel hub flip-flops for easy switching from single-speed to fixed-gear and the bike’s front brake is removable for casual riding.
A practical design, a sturdy frame and quality brakes are the hallmark of any well-made bike. Whether the bike is meant for racing or casual riding is also important to consider. Finally, a bike that comes in additional colors or has extra useful features are an added bonus.