Recently, we featured men’s cruiser bicycles. Now let’s take a look at women’s cruiser bikes, which have become very popular in recent years. Nearly every major bike manufacturer now offers at least one cruiser model, if not an entire line. We feature some of the best looking bikes below, with an eye towards classic styling.
Top Rated – Schwinn Prestige Women’s Cruiser Bike
Currently the top-rated women’s cruiser bike on Amazon, the Schwinn Prestige is a seven-speed bike which sells for about $135, which is also the lowest priced bike featured here. Reviewer gave this bike an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and noted that it was easy to assemble.
The Schwinn Prestige Women’s Cruiser Bike is available on Amazon.
1950′s American Design - Nirve Women’s Cruiser Bicycle
Nirve makes a range of women’s Cruiser Bicycles which are styled on 1950′s American cruiser designs. Their cruisers include flower-embossed double-spring saddles, handlebars Coaster brakes, full-length fenders, and stainless-steel spokes.
Nirve’s cruiser range in price from $350 to $500. They are available from Amazon.
For the Beach – Polaris IQ Women’s Cruiser Bicycle
Polaris makes this fully-equipped entry-level beach cruiser, which sells for under $200. The IQ Cruiser is built on a steel cruiser frame with a single speed drivetrain, a rear coaster brake, chrome fenders, and a spring cushioned saddle.
It’s available from Amazon for $189.
Dutch Style – Electra Women’s Cruiser Bicycles
The Electra company specializes in high-end cruiser bikes — and they have a great range of women’s models. Electra makes classic Dutch-styled bikes such as the Super Deluxe Cruiser (pictured above), and the Amsterdam Sports Custom model (pictured below). Note the built-in fenders and chain guards!
This style of bike is popular in cities such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Brussels. Electra combines this Dutch style with their Flat-Foot technology, which places the pedals farther forward of the saddle than most cruiser bikes. This allows full leg extension when pedaling, and also allows the rider to place both feet on the ground when stopped. The result is an very rideable, safe-feeling city bike, which is great for short trips around town.
The Electra Amsterdam models are priced from $700 to $800. They are available from REI.
Electra also makes a wide range of women’s Beach Cruisers, available in numerous colors of styles. Pictured here is the single-speed Gypsy Cruiser, which comes with a built-in basket.
Electra Cruisers range in price from $280 for their basic Cruisers, up to $600 for the Gypsy Cruiser. They are also available from REI.
Art in Motion – Felt Women’s Cruiser Bicycle
Felt Bicycles are known for designing very appealing bikes — and their Women’s Cruiser Bikes are no exception. The Felt Claire (pictured in orange above) includes full-coverage fenders, extra wide aluminum rims, and springer saddles with embossing and piping.
Felt Cruisers are priced from $500 to $600.