Pedal Power: Best Bikes for Philly Cyclists
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.