Need Advice on Cruiser Bikes
January 8, 2011 4:08 PM Subscribe
I'm changing my commute from a one mile drive/ride to an eight mile drive/ride. I'm in terrible shape (good cardio, really, but wwwwaaaaayyyyy too heavy), but want to be able to bike a few days a week to the new office. So please give me advice on the best cruiser or commuter bikes for 2011!
posted by nathanrudy to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I figure sixteen miles a day a few times a week will be good exercise, some fun, and better than driving for my pocketbook and the environment.
In good weather (not winter) I've ridden my short commute a few times a week on a crappy bike from Toys R Us. Now that the commute is longer, I want a more comfortable and functional ride. I've done 15 miles on my crappy bike and it hurts my butt!
I've looked at some reviews online of "cruisers" or "commuter bikes", but wanted to get the MeFi community's take on what the best ones out there are between $350 and $700. I need fenders, a rat trap of bag system, lights front and back, and gears. No power but my legs necessary.