LOGIN | REGISTER  Unregistered

What You Want in a Commuter Bike Burton

In the following article, Joel Natale of Evans Cycles uncovers what to look for in a commuter bike. Read the following article for more information in choosnig the very best commuter bike for yourself.

Images Fitness
01449 742818
Mid-Suffolk Leisure Centre

Data Provided by:
01296 487627
1 Trenchard Street

Data Provided by:
Rhinos Gym
0161 6274500
35 Ripponden Road

Data Provided by:
Regent Fitness Centre
01226 210201
Central Chambers

Data Provided by:
Fitness First Plc
01482 449960
Sissons Road

Data Provided by:
Colets Health & Fitness
020 83987108
Off Speer Road
Thames Ditton

Data Provided by:
Dungeon Gym
01328 864144
9 The Drift

Data Provided by:
David Lloyd Leisure
01865 748828
Garsington Road, Oxford Business Park South

Data Provided by:
Bannatynes Hotel & Health Club
01623 641337
Briar Lane

Data Provided by:
Poplar House
01536 723816
90 High Street

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

What You Want in a Commuter Bike

Provided By:

Flat bars give you more stability, but drop bars give you better aerodynamics for longer commutes.

Minimise energy-dissipating suspension and go for carbon or an alloy that dampens road vibration.

Make sure your hip bones are supported to keep your undercarriage healthy.

Go for 700C wheels because they will roll well and eat up the mileage.

'I had a puncture' is an excuse that wears thin quickly, so choose tyres with Kevlar reinforcement.


The more gears you have the better maintained your bike needs to be, unless they are in a sealed hub.

Narrow rims make for less rolling resistance, but the better-known brands will tend to have the strength to take on potholes.


You may have to buy your own, so bear in mind that some brands have more lateral movement – making them easier on the knees – than others.

To read Joel Natale's reviews of some of the latest crop of commuter bikes, click here.

For more cracking bike stories, subscribe to the magazine. We'll give you five issues for £5.

What you want in a commuter bike

Company Website | Media Information | Contact Us | Privacy Notice | Subs Info | Dennis Communications | FitBrit

Our Other Websites: The First Post | Auto Express | Custom PC | Evo | IT Pro | IT Pro India | MacUser | Men's Fitness | Micro Mart | PC Pro | bit-tech | Know Your Mobile | Octane | Expert Reviews | Channel Pro | Know Your Cell | Know Your Mobile India | iGizmo | Digital SLR Photography | Den of Geek | The Week | Computer Shopper | Dennis Communications | Magazines | Mobile Phone Deals | Competitions | Health & Fitness | CarBuyer