Pedal Power: Best Bikes for Philly Cyclists

It's spring, and all those Michael Nutter-created bike lanes are suddenly looking pretty inviting. Why not ditch the car and take your travels en plain air? Here, our roundup of the best city bikes for any cyclist, from the traffic-weaving commuter to the casual cruiser.

The Commuter: State Bicycle Zombie Stomper
A flip-flop hub lets you ride as a single-speed fixed-gear (or “fixie”) or as a more traditional six-gear. Unlike most fixies, this model comes standard with a front brake. Plus, narrow bullhorn handlebars help you navigate congested city streets. $445 at Community Bikes and Boards.

The Weekend Cruiser: Giant Escape City
It’s what comes standard that sets this model apart: full fenders (for a clean ride), a rear carrier (for farmers’ market scores), a reflective sidewall, tires with puncture protection, and a sturdy aluminum frame that’s still light enough to lug up and down apartment stairs. $570 at Breakaway Bikes.

The Purebred: Felt F1 Di2
What $10K gets you: a carbon fiber frame that weighs in at under 15 pounds, a meticulously streamlined design, lightweight carbon tubular wheels, cutting-edge electronic shifting and precise speed. This is a world-class bike that’ll win you races—and lots of envious stares. $9,999 by special order at Breakaway Bikes.