For 2014, Schwinn revisited the Slicker city bike, staying true to its tried-and-tested construction for the most part, while updating the rest with a bunch of premium components. The Reynolds 520 chromoly steel frame and fork, a Shimano 9-speed drivetrain and a 46T alloy crank all add up to a comfortable and agile ride in any urban environment.
Created by Amsterdam-based 100 Minute, the Minute is “a small bike for great minds.” Fast, strong, compact and agile, it will serve you well on your daily commutes and errands. It comes equipped with a duomatic system with two gears and a coaster brake, while the front features a practical mounted rack, with an integrated bungee cord to secure your cargo.
Looking back on more than 125 years worth of experience, storied Italian company Bianchi is a sure bet when it comes to premium bikes. The Pista is a classic fixed gear bike, widely acclaimed for is timeless design and superior quality among those in the know. There are better bikes out there, no doubt about that, but if you're willing to forego all the bells and whistles this beauty is an ideal choice.
Diamond Limited Edition
BIKEID updated its Diamond model with three sleek metallic colorways. Available in a limited run only, each frame is crafted from durable Chromoly steel, before being hand finished. Features include handmade leather grips by Beau Veló, a Tektro front brake, crankset by FSA Gimondi, as well as an Automatix two-speed hub by SRAM.
A modern take on the classically styled, urban, single-speed bike, the Oxbridge provides a more dynamic and direct feeling than a traditional city bike. It boasts a clean and slim frame design due to full cromo tubing, as well as a load of premium components, ensuring an unmatched riding experience.
Bowery Lane Bicycles
Bowery Lane Bicycles' Bones is hand cut, welded and assembled in small production runs at a small New York City workshop. Arguably the perfect choice for anyone looking for a no-nonsense bike at a reasonable price that takes you around town in style.
The Fuji Track Classic's frame is made from stiff and durable Elios 2 chromoly in a tight, traditional track geometry. However, unlike most straight up track bikes, it offers easier handling due to the fork's gentler rake. Furthermore, the frame and fork are drilled for brakes (which are included). This helps this track machine make an easy transition to the city streets. Additional features include forged alloy 46T track crank, 16T fixed cog and a KMC Z-510 chain.
Minimalist style and maximum performance meet in Solé's The Overthrow. With the ability to cruise single-speed or pump fixie, the bike is a steal at only $399.
This single-speed bike by Surly makes for a trusty companion on your daily commute, boasting a tough Cro-Moly frame and fork with mounts for racks and fenders, front and rear, and two sets of water bottle cage bosses. A riser bar, 42/17t gearing and big, meaty tires add the finishing touches to this versatile bike.
Tokyo Bikes offers a Zen-like riding experience with its CS model bike. Crafted to conquer the Japanese metropolis' busy streets, it comes equipped with a tough Cro-Mo steel frame available in a number of different colors to chose from. The road-style brakes are light, durable and efficient, while the Shimano 8 speed gives you just what you need to get to your destination.
Get Updates Daily.
Follow our Twitter feed
We'll update you as we publish on our site. You'll get an update instantly!Follow @highsnobiety
Get Updates on Facebook
We'll bring our best stories and photos direct into your newsfeed.
Follow us on Instagram