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Published on May 7th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan


Bike Month: Best Bike for Bicycle Commuting

May 7th, 2011 by

May is Bike Month (if you weren’t aware), and it’s a good month for biking, of course, since the weather is quite nice in most places.

To help you get into the spirit of biking or help you with some practical bicycling issues, I’m going to direct you to a number of great bicycling articles by true bike experts (and I’ll share a bit of the key points from those articles with you as well) over the coming weeks. I’ll also write a few of my own based on my experiences and research.

This first article I’m going to direct you towards comes from BikeRadar, a great site for super bike enthusiasts. (But don’t worry, it’s tailored to normal folks.)

Best Bike for Bicycling Commuting

If you’re new to bicycling, or even if you’re not so new to it, you might be wondering what the best bike is for your bike commute. Well, of course, that depends on your commute (if you’re commuting down a mountain, down the street, or from one side of NYC to the other). It also depends on your personal preferences. John Stevenson has an in-depth article on different features, pros, and cons of the following types of bikes:

  • Race
  • Tourer
  • Fixed Gear
  • Flat-bar
  • Mountain Bike
  • Roadster
  • Electric
  • Folder

A great summary of these bikes and what’s good or ‘bad’ about them. He also gives three different purchasing recommendations for each, based on your priority:

  1. Budget
  2. Sensibility
  3. Luxury

Check it out: What’s the best bike for cycle commuting?

Remember what John F. Kennedy said: “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” Get on it, & enjoy!

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to and click on the relevant buttons.

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