If you’re looking for a ride to work that shrinks your carbon footprint and your rear end, picking up a commuter bike is a perfect choice. With space to hold your pocket book, briefcase or even your groceries, commuter bikes work as hard as you do. Here is a rundown of the best women’s commuter bikes.
For more great commuter bike’s, check out Justin’s Review of the best commuter bikes.
Electra Townie Euro 8D Step-Through Commuter Bike
In the biking world, few names are as associated with quality as Electra. The Euro 8D Step-Through Commuter Bike is no exception. With a lower center of gravity to increase a woman’s comfort and ability for full leg extension, eight speeds and linear-pull brakes for smooth braking, this bike offers the ultimate in comfort and smooth handling. Plus, the attached alloy rear rack with strap allows for increased hauling capabilities.
In Town Bicycles calls the Townie 8D “a smart bike” because of its practical luggage rack, “light responsive ride,” and jazzy fenders.
Biketopia, where this commuter received a 5-star rating, describes the Euro as “fully-equipped for all daily adventures.”
This bike is available at REI in Cadet Blue for $599.00
Schwinn Meridian Adult 3-Wheel Commuter Bike
If you’re looking for something to spice up your daily commute, the Schwinn Meridian Adult 3-Wheel Commuter Bike might be just the ticket. The super-squishy spring saddle, upright handlebars and reliable brakes make this bike a comfortable way to travel. The folding rear basket is ideal for bringing all the essentials with you.
Amazon reviewers, who gave this ride nearly five stars, rave about this bike, praising its style, comfort, sturdiness and ability to stop on a dime. This Schwinn, according to Sears reviewers, who gave it a full five stars, is also particularly well suited for anyone with disabilities, dizziness, injuries or special needs.
This bike is available at Sears for $299.99.
Giant Twist Freedom Commuter Bike
The new Giant Twist commuter bike from Giant features their “hybrid technology”. Basically, the bike intelligently adjusts to your pedaling power, making for a very smooth ride (you can read about all the details in this PDF).
The Giant Twist has two lithium-ion battery EnergyPaks for extended range. Giant says the charge lasts up to 70 miles in Economy mode, and the bike take four hours to recharge.
The entire range of Giant Electric Bikes are available from Bob’s Bicycles. They range in price from $1624 to $2,249.
The Sonoma Women’s Chainless Drive Evolution Urban Commuter Bicycle
For the ultimate in stress-free commutes, Sonoma created the Sonoma Women’s Chainless Urban Commuter so you never have to worry about a broken chain or tangled, grease-stained pant legs. The chainless feature makes for a quieter ride, while a satin seat, shock-absorbing fork and smooth handgrips create a comfortable experience no matter where you’re going. For picking up groceries or transporting necessities to work or school, the carrying rack is essential.
Discount Hybrid Bikes Reviews reports that this bike delivers “beauty,” “comfort” and “substance,” so you can get yourself — and your things — where you need to go in style.
This bike is available from Amazon for $389.49.
The Jango 7.0 Medium Commuter Bike by Topeak
For the woman who needs a smooth ride that can transport her and her necessities, the Jango 7.0 Medium Commuter Bike by Topeak is the ideal choice. This bike not only features an aluminum frame specially designed to ensure a woman’s comfort but also numerous different attachments to meet any busy woman’s needs. Topeak offers racks, bags, fenders and lights, many of which clip on and off without the use of tools, so you can be ready to go in a snap.
This bike is available at Amazon for $699.97.