In general, commuter bikes for women are designed to be comfortable and efficient for riding in an urban environment. They often have features such as a low step-over frame, wide tires for stability and comfort, and a variety of gears to help with climbing hills.
20 Best Commuter Bikes For Women
Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid Road Bike 24 Speed Disc Brakes – Black – 57cm
The epitome of timeless style and modern comfort, this is a hybrid cruiser made for adventure. Our innovative step-thru design gives you serious comfort, while the built-in accessory attachment points make customizing a snap (literally).
Redesigned from the frame up, this bike is ready for EVRYjourney.
My husband and I started our full time RV living/working remotely journey 9 months ago and travel to new locations every 4-6 weeks. I knew I wanted a bike to enjoy in the RV parks and for our exploring adventures that allow biking.
I had a nice hybrid bike that I had to sell because I developed carpal tunnel and the pressure on my hands leaning down to the handlebars made biking very uncomfortable. I’m also a plus size woman so I took all of this into consideration when researching the right bike for me.
I found the EVRYjourney, and it met all my requirements, and it did not disappoint. I LOVE this bike. The cruiser style fits me well, especially the handlebars, and it was easy to assemble and adjust so that I ride comfortably.
The seat is even comfortable, and I’ve never had a bike before where I didn’t immediately order a new seat. I added the lift off basket and rear rack bag to have plenty of storage for biking essentials and purchases.
We recently biked the 8. 2 miles around Mackinac Island and my EVRYjourney made the ride so easy and enjoyable. I highly recommend this bike if you are looking for comfort, style and great quality.
I bought this bike to try to get in better shape. The reason I wanted an electric bike was because I wanted to push myself and then use the electric only to ride back if I pushed myself too far. Plus I needed a way to get back home to accommodate multiple musculoskeletal issues that I was afraid would leave me stranded and struggling to return on a manual bike.
I haven’t rid a bike in years so I was hesitant to spend this amount on a bike I hadn’t test driven and I lacked confidence in my physical ability as I have multiple disabilities. First off this bike has changed my life.
I started off riding a couple miles and being tired. After a few weeks I was up to 5 miles multiple times a week. I’m so excited to have a means of exercise that gets my heart rate up, doesn’t exacerbate my disabilities, and is enjoyable.
I have had my bike for 2 months now and last month I rode 70 miles and met the weekly recommend moderate activity for multiple weeks in a row. I have done 7, 8, 9 mile rides so far. I originally thought I wouldn’t get my heart beat up much with an electric bike but to the contrary.
My fitbit shows my rides and where my heart increases to fat burning and cardio. Now I have plans by the end of March to ride 6 miles to work and 6 miles back 2-3 times a week. I couldn’t have even imagined this goal as a possibility 2 months ago and now this is realistic.
This bike is comfortable and is a joy to ride. The seat is cushy and comfortable. The hand grips are comfortable. I have issues with my hands and was worried about pain but this hasn’t been a problem and I’m quite comfortable with the grips and angle of the handlebars.
This bike is sturdy and comfortable. The battery lasts a long time. I could probably ride 4 or 5 days 5-6 miles a day until I need to recharge. I usually recharge every 2-3 rides but that is because I’m the type of person who fills my gas tank up when it is 3/4th full.
I see the battery go down two bars and I’m on it with a recharge. The cons: I had a squeaking sound and couldn’t figure out what was causing it, but I didn’t look. I assigned figuring it out to my boyfriend and he said he was going to try some WD40.
I’m not sure if he used it or did something but the squeaking sound went away. My breaks squeal a little. I haven’t walked through the steps they provided to do a break tune-up so it is probably user error.
I think I’m going to assign this to my boyfriend too. The battery came loose a couple times cutting the power. I just noticed it was tougher to pedal and stopped the bike to push it back in. The final con was I really wanted the cream bike but after waiting for three months global supply issues meant I would likely have to wait another three months.
So they gave me an option to wait or switch to a bike in stock which is how I ended up with the Navy bike. It is very nice looking and I’m pleased even though it wasn’t my first pick. I highly recommend this bike.
It was easy to assemble. I think it took me an hour because I carefully read and reread instructions to make sure I did it correctly. I love this bike. It is super comfy and gave me an outlet to be physical activity.
I was really struggling with the prospect of never being able to do anything physical until I got this bike. So I’m serious when I say this bike changed my life by giving me back my life. Now I have cute little accessories on it.
I live in a very humid, tropical environment where sulfur emissions from a prior lava eruption continue to pollute the air and cause everything metal to rust. After our 1960’s Schwinn cruiser bicycles became rusted beyond repair, I searched online for new bikes.
The sixthreezero bicycles looked really cool and the prices were fantastic. I did not expect the quality to be anywhere near as good as it is! It is extremely comfortable and a breeze to pedal also! The paint color is very retro and cool; people compliment the bike whenever I ride Amazingly, TWO years after I have purchased it, my bike has NO rust anywhere! This is practically unheard of in our location! We live 5 blocks from 3-month long active lava eruption that continues to emit sulfur into the air three years later! If I had to say something negative about the bike, I can’t think of anything I would change about it! Their customer service team is top notch! Anytime I email them, they respond almost immediately! I would recommend this bicycle for men and women of all ages.
I am 61yrs old and our teenage neighbor loves my bike as much as I do!.
The Vilano Diverse 3. 0 Performance Hybrid 24 speed bike is great for the commute, group rides, and weekend fun! It features a 6061 aluminum frame and fork. Disc brakes provide plenty of control and stopping power in inclement weather.
Includes water bottle mounts and platform pedals. Specs:Speeds: 246061 Aluminum Frame and Fork Shifters: Shimano EF 51 3/8 Speed, Integrated brake lever Front Derailleur: Shimano Tourney TXRear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney TXCrankset: Triple 42/34/24T with replacable chainrings, alloy crank arms Cassette: Shimano 8 speed Tires: 700c x 35c Brakes: Disc Handlebar: Flat Bike is shipped factory direct.
Assembly & Tuning are Required. Pedal installation can be tricky, please follow included directions closely.
The Vilano Diverse 3. 0 is “not your father’s hybrid”. This bike is truly an outstanding performance road bike with a little extra nod toward comfort, owing to the flat handlebars and slightly more upright riding position.
Many of the reviews I have read call this a great beginner bike. While it’s true, this bike will be great for a beginner, it can also meet all the demands and expectation of experienced cyclists as well.
I’ve been an avid cyclist of over 40 years, averaging between 12k-15K miles per year on the road, not counting mountain and gravel riding, and I can honestly say that this bike is an absolute gem and performs far better than my wildest expectations.
While most of the components are only average, the frame design, engineering and build quality are simply amazing. You will not find a better designed and built frame in the performance hybrid ranks at any price.
It blows away any similar offering from the likes of Trek, Specialized, Giant or Cannondale at less than half the price. All you get for the extra money spent on big name brands is just that, a name.
With Vilano, you’re not paying for a huge marketing campaign, just great design, engineering and craftsmanship. The hydro-formed tubes are both aesthetically pleasing and provide for a stiff, energy efficient platform.
The downtube is oversized and bi-axial ovalized making the frame plenty stiff for the hardest efforts while the dropped seat stays provide just a little extra compliance in the rear. The chainstays are shaped to provide room for the 3x crankset while also providing enough clearance for a 38-40mm tire is you want to go a little wider.
The fork is also aluminum which enhances stiffness and reduces weight over a steel fork found on most hybrids in this range. Oh, and the graphics are tastefully done and give the bike a rugged look. The frame geometry strikes a perfect balance between super responsive handling and great stability.
With most bikes, you get one or the other ,but the Vilano Diverse 3. 0 offers both without sacrificing anything. The only fault I can find with the frame and fork is that there is only one water bottle mount.
A bike this good should have two water bottle mounts. As for the components, you get Microshift shifters and rear derailleur (which at this price point out perform comparable Shimano groupsets) and a non branded front derailleur which works fine.
The crankset is adequate with decent crankarms but lower quality stamped steel chainrings mated to a square taper, sealed cartridge bottom bracket. For most people the 3 chainrings are overkill and, unless you ride very steep grades, you’ll probably be better off swapping it out for a 1x (or at most a 2x).
You could keep the existing cranks, remove the lower two rings and add a forged aluminum big ring. However, a new bottom bracket and 1x cranks would probably provide a better chainline for the 1x set up.
All that being said, the bike is fine as is for most riders and its intended use. I’m not a powerful rider but I have been riding it pretty hard and I stay in the top (smallest 2 cogs) and big 42t ring.
I would be fine with a 44t big ring and a 1x setup with 11-23 8speed cassette. Speaking of the cassette, it too is a low end stamped steel variety. It works fine but will probably not last long. Once its worn, replacing it with a good forged steel cassette from Shimano or SRAM would be a nice upgrade.
The chain too is lower quality and should be swapped out for a nice KMC when you change the cassette. The headset is semi integrated and uses caged bearings and races rather than sealed cartridge bearings.
NOTE: They come completely dry so you need to make sure you remove the stem and drop the fork to apply a liberal amount of great to both top and bottom bearings. These will work ok but require regular maintenance (cleaning and re-greasing) as they are not sealed.
The wheelset is Weinmann X M2 SL rims with a 19mm internal width mated to non-branded cup and cone style hubs, which, like the headset, are non-sealed bearings and require regular maintenance. Cup and cone bearings are actually much better at handling the axial loads of a bicycle wheel and Shimano still uses this technology in their best hubs, contrary to the industry trend of cartridge bearings.
I did not disassemble the hubs so I can not comment on the quality of the bearings and races but I suspect they will be fine as long as they are kept properly adjusted and lubed regularly. CAUTION: one common complaint about the wheels is that the spokes tend to break.
The spokes themselves are fine but both wheels that came with my bike hand severely under tensioned spokes (1ike less than 50% of proper tension). This will definitely cause spokes to break so unless you have experience building wheels, take these wheels to a reputable bike shop and have them check the tension and true.
Incidentally, my wheels were perfectly true so the wheel builders trued the wheel before bring the spokes up to working tension. Since a number of reviews noted breaking spokes this is probably a common issue.
Finally, the much maligned saddle and pedals. The saddle, much to my surprise, is a race inspired design with the same profile as a WTB Volt (albeit with just a little more padding). The Volt is an extremely popular MTB and Gravel riding saddle and anyone who likes that saddle will be fine with this stock saddle.
It is, for me, very comfortable and while I was planning on swapping it out before the bike arrived, after riding it, I will happily keep it until it wears out. It is definitely a men’s saddle and if you are a female rider you will almost certainly need to swap it out for a women specific design saddle.
The pedals are very low quality and you should not expect to use them very long. They are simply provided so you can ride the bike until you decide what type of pedals you want to go with. Most bikes don’t come with pedals at all so anyone who complains about the pedals should just throw them out right away so they won’t have to complain about them.
In summary, this bike can do just about anything you want it to do. If you want to ride in a faced paced group ride you can do it on this bike (as long as you don’t take long pulls). If you want to just ride casually around town, to the coffee shop or ice cream shop, its great for that as well.
Commuting? Just fit some fenders (fender and rack mounts are built into the frame) and its a great commuter or grocery getter. Want to ride light trails or gravel? Fit 38mm tires and you’re good to go.
This bike is simply a blast to ride. If this is your first or only bike, then I promise you that you will not do better than the Vilano Diverse 3. 0. If its your 8th bike, like me, it will surely be one of your favorite.
I haven’t had a new bike since I was a kid. Recently having a new baby, I wanted something that could fun as an activity. I like the looks of the spike very much, very sleek looking, and read multiple reviews on it.
I have some of that myself and lasted 45 minutes, and brought it to a local bike shop to get fine tuned. I also purchased a new seat as the stock seat was rather uncomfortable. After only about 10 or 15 miles on it, I am very satisfied.
I wish it shifted a little smoother, but then again it’s not a two or $3000 bike. It retails for just under 500, however there was a promotion going on to save 20%, and I purchased it for $375 shipped.
Very happy with my purchase, would highly recommend to someone beginning in the biking world.
I bought this looking for a hybrid to ride when I don’t want to get suited up on my road bike. For reference, I’m an experienced road rider and ride a Canyon Ultimate road bike – one of the best bikes at any price.
Price was not an issue. I would have paid $1,000 for the right hybrid. I shopped and rode several of the top brands including the Trek FX2. I bought the Vilano based on the reviews alone. I can tell you having now ridden it that it’s worth at least twice the price.
It blows away the FX2 in fit and finish. Super solid, light and great components. The only thing I like better about the Trek was the cable routing through the tubes. If Vilano did that, it would be perfect.
The Beaumont-7 from Retrospec is about to put the competition to rest. Whether youll commute to work, leisurely stroll through a park, or make your away across campus, the Beaumont-7 is the ultimate city bike choice.
Upgraded componentry marks this bicycle as a most worthwhile competitor. The hand-built, tig-welded, high-tensile strength steel frame is available in both a step-thru style as well as a classic diamond shape.
Thats why weve equipped our Beaumont-7 with a Shimano Rear derailleur and RevoShift twist shifter. Not only will you be able to shift gears with precision and speed, but youll also never have to give up command of your bicycle.
A simple twist of the hand while youre in motion allows you to effortlessly change gears so you can combat hilly and flat city streets equally well. The alloy stem, single piece crankset, and double wall rims elevate this beauty of a bike into a beast of a machine.
Stop on a dime with the front and rear linear pull brakes. Kenda 700x35C tires provide a smooth and surefooted ride to take you everywhere you want to go. Weve also included a steel rack on the back of this bike so you can bring your stuff with you as you travel from A to B to Z and back again.
A very solid bike for the price point. Is it trying to do anything fancy? No, but it is a great option for someone looking to get from A to B without breaking the bank. When I was researching this as a gift for my girlfriend, I noticed a few complaints about the weight and the build quality.
To those points, I would say the following: Weight: overall, the bike is not super light, so it can be a little unwieldy when trying to load it into a vehicle. That said, it is not too heavy, and rides fairly smoothly.
The bigger factor is how the weight is distributed across the bike (center of gravity, in essence). Most of the weight feels like it sits between the rider and the rear wheel, with the front feeling very light in comparison.
This is not an issue in any way, but it does create a bit of a learning curve for cornering, as well as for stopping on down-slopes. Just be aware that it will take some getting used to. Build quality: lined up with what I would expect for the price point.
The frame and primary components seem solid, and while some of the smaller nuts and bolts for things like the fenders are a little on the soft side, they didn’t present any issue for me on install. As a side note, I did the initial assembly of the bike upon receipt just to make sure nothing was missing or obviously damaged, but I took it to a shop for final alignment, tightening, and tuning setup.
There were no issues to be found, and it was pretty intuitive to assemble, to the point where I almost didn’t need the instructions. What I will say is that the brakes needed significant adjustment out of the box, which is part of the reason I entrusted the initial setup to professionals.
My GF and I have ridden the bike several times now on variable length trips (1 mile – 20 miles), and the bike performed reasonably well for all use cases. The seat did get a touch uncomfortable toward the end of the 20 mile trip, but not to the point of being unbearable (I should also mention that this is coming from the stance of someone who is not used to sitting on bike seats for any length of time).
It rides and shifts well through the midrange gears, but gets a bit noisy in the lowest gear, and the highest gear is feels like it really only wants to be used when going down a pretty steep hill to try to build speed.
The weight in the tail is also very noticeable when climbing steep grades, encouraging the rider to lean forward more than usual, but not to an uncomfortable degree. Overall, this is a very usable and well priced bike.
It isn’t perfect, but it exceeded my expectations. I have not had it long enough to comment on long term reliability/ serviceability. P. S. I would strongly consider upgrading the brakes if planning to use this bike in hilly environments or as a daily rider, just for a bit of extra stopping power and response.
The rear brakes in particular can feel a bit soft, especially when traveling with loads such as groceries.
I love bikes. I have eight – yes eight – bicycles. From my antique Raleigh to the Retrospec Beaumont I bought from you last year, I love riding each bike for various reasons. I have biked the Natchez Trace, the Carolina Low Country and most recently, rode from Miami to Key West on a bike.
I live and breathe bicycles. However, my bike trip trough Florida almost killed my enthusiasm. I witnessed a horrible bike accident and had a close call of my own. When I returned home from the trip, I put my bikes away and rode only occasionally on trails where motor vehicles were not allowed.
Then the gas prices started rising and I realized it was silly to fire up my SUV to travel the 3 miles to work each day. I used to be an avid bicycle commuter and knew I could get to work on a less expensive mode of transportation using “girl power.
” But I’m out of shape, the commute home is completely uphill (long, steep climb) and then there’s the whole trauma-inspired fear I face when I ride alongside motorists. I knew Retrospec was a good company and that the Beaumont bike I already had was easy to use, comfortable and GORGEOUS.
so I purchased a Beaumont e-bike, thinking the extra push might help me at least conquer the hills. It was love at first ride. Not only am I commuting to work again, I have somehow overcome my fear of biking in traffic (the sturdy frame and the quick responsiveness of the motor have made me feel safer for some reason).
I know before long I’ll be back in shape and will be riding regular bikes again, but I think I’ve found my main mode of transportation with the Retrospec e-bike. This bike is so much fun to ride that I am looking for excuses to make quick trips to the grocery store, just so I can hop on my e-bike and zoom into town.
I’ve had the bike 3 months now. Tool a while to even ride since it was shipped without the necessary tools and accessories. Took over a week to get proper response from customer service and even more time waiting for the replacements.
Kick stand is not meant for this bike. Its way too short and not sturdy enough. I have to find the right angle of the front wheel on a perfectly even and smooth surface to get it to stay up. A slight breeze easily pushed it over.
And the paint job just doesn’t hold up. This bike is easily scratched and without a firm kickstand this bike had seen way too many scratches. So three months in now starting to rust from the paint easily scratched.
That’s the bike on its own, now attached the dog carrier that was purchase from this same brand purposely to fit and the bike has no chance to stand on its own. Always need to rest it on something and need two people to load the pets since it feels wobbly for them.
Tried adding after market baskets to front or back and nothing seems to fit right. Couldn’t add standard bottle holder, either. In summary, while it’s pretty, design and functional elements need further work.
From fitness cycling to commuting and casual rides, the Schwinn Women’s Fremont Hybrid Bike covers it all. The aluminum frame is lightweight and strong, and features a step-thru design with front suspension for comfort.
The Fremont has 21 speeds, linear pull brakes, and Shimano EZ-Fire shifters. With a memory foam cushioned seat and suspension seat post, the Fremont offers extra absorption from bumpy streets and pathways.
If you choose to assemble the bicycle yourself, DICK’S Sporting Goods is not responsible for injuries or damages resulting from improper assembly.
I was looking to replace a schwinn mountain bike that I had for years and got much enjoyment from and wanted more of a comfort bike since most if not all of my riding is on a paved bike trail. Had reviewed several bikes but ultimately decided to stay with the schwinn name.
Was not disappointed. This bike has all the things I liked about the mountain bike with the add comfort feature that allows the adjustment of the handle bars which was very limited with the mountain bike so now i can ride at a more upright position, the whole handle bar headset sits higher and does not cause my hands to fall asleep when out for my ride.
I also like the trigger type shifters versus the twist type, they seem more accurate and the gears switch smoothly. These are a first for me every bike I owned had the twist gears shifts that sometimes stick between gears.
The only down side was I had to replace the seat that came with it for a larger one with more padding, that was one fear I had when looking at the bike for the first time. I searched far and wide to find the seat i had on my old bike which i loved and made all the difference in comfort.
That seat could not be used so I purchased another which unfortunately I have not been able to try out yet. All in all I love this bike and I am looking forward to many years of riding.
First I want to say that I understand these are crazy times and I so appreciate those at Dicks still working during this. That being said I have to say how disappointed I am in the condition of the bike when I picked it up.
At first all looked fine. I asked the associate about the checklist and he said that they would handle it. I felt very rushed. I understand that that could be due to being short staffed. However, when I got home and took the bike home I found that it had a very large circular scratch on it.
Then as I was riding it I noticed that the handle bar and the front wheel wouldn’t line up. My boyfriend and I had to go buy a tool to reassemble it. I drove 1 hour to pick this bike up in hopes to get more active during this time.
I took it for a ride yesterday. What a complete disaster! Bike kept drifting left. Seat wouldn’t stay up. Handlebars extremely loose after tightening it several times. I’m extremely disappointed. I definitely got the floor model and staff did not look over to make sure all was good.
We are fortunate to live near some great bike trails including the GAP. I had been riding on our local trails here and there for the last couple of years renting bikes (this after a 25 year hiatus in riding) and decided I wanted MORE BIKING and the convenience/flexibility of owning my own (first I have owned since age 14 and I am now in my late 40’s).
After looking at several of the bikes available at Dick’s, this one stood out, I like the step-through frame and trigger shifters (renting bikes with various shifters, I found I like this type best).
The bike seems proportioned to fit ME (I got the 16″ frame, I am 5’9″ and 230 lbs). I love the ergonomic handles, the seat is wide and pretty comfortable, shifts easily. I love it and feel at one with my bike, which is pretty awesome.
Only downfall is there is no place specifically to put a water bottle, I bought a velcro-on attachment. Also because it is a step through frame I had to purchase a bike beam to allow it to fit on the bike rack.
But these are minor problems. I definitely would recommend. The staff at Dick’s were also great, kudos to them!.
Rediscover the joy of biking on the Schwinn Network 1. The Network 1 features an aluminum hybrid frame and Schwinn fork for comfortable, efficient riding. The 21-speed twist shifters provide precise gear changes so you can adapt to your terrain, while the alloy linear pull brakes give you reliable stopping power.
Plus, the Network’s swept-back handlebar and suspension seat post provide a comfortable, upright riding position. Get out there and ride with the Network 1. Enjoy the freedom of riding a Schwinn.
I bought two of these after reading various reviews. They are built like tanks. I have no doubt they will last a very, very long time. The bikes are attractive, and have enough features that it’s amazing to me that they can be sold for this price.
Unpacking and setup took less than 20 minutes for both bikes, with the exception of adjusting the breaks and inflating the tires (more on these later). Do yourself a favor and don’t bother reading the assembly directions, Schwinn now writes generic directions that supposedly fit all their bikes, and you’ll save time if you just put them together.
On the flip side, adjusting the breaks is a nightmare. They just aren’t even close to being right from the factory. Of the two bikes, each one had a rim that was out of true. It’s best to have a spoke wrench handy.
On one bike, the bead was broken on one tire and it kept popping off the rim while inflating it. I went through 2 tubes before taking it to my local bike shop and having them replace the tire [and buying a second tube (yes, I know that’s 3 tubes, but the first one came with the bike)].
I could have taken it back to Wal-Mart or called Schwinn of course, but I wanted to ride the same day. Now that everything is tweaked, I’m very pleased with the purchase. But, even though you can get one of these bikes from in the box to on the road in 10 minutes, don’t think it won’t take a good half hour [or more] to get it right.
Only owned this for a month now, so I hope it wont fall apart after I submit this review. I have rode it 55 miles thus far in fierce winter conditions. Compared to a $400 bike that was stolen on me; this bike is VERY similar.
I did not want to spend $400-600 on a new bike just to risk it being stolen again. The gears shift well, and have the same expensive look/feel of the old bike. The brakes (same as old bike) work fantastic.
Gears/brakes come pre-assembled. thank god. Assembly time takes less than an hour. The bike handles well and goes fast on the road and busted sidewalks. Seems to handle any terrain well, even an inch of snow.
Tires and rims have a nice look and solid feel. Seat very sturdy and comfortable. Handlebars are nicely shaped, though the grips aren’t too great and the front shocks seem very sensitive, they are still nice to have.
If you want a decent speedy bike that can handle any terrain and don’t want to spend a fortune on something that might get stolen: give this white steel a shot.
I haven’t ridden a bike in years and I wanted one that was versatile because I live in a somewhat rural community. I also wanted a bike that was simple with no trendy colors or bling. Schwinn is a great name in bikes, so that part was easy.
I was a bit concerned about the 21 speeds and learning the gears, but the shifter is so easy on this and it makes sense to me. I don’t know if all shifters are like this one now, but I love that it’s just a simple turn of the shifter ring that wraps around the handlebar.
It’s a great design! The bike is super comfortable and the shocks really work. My hubby, who is an avid cyclist, test rode it for me and he thought it was really, really nice. The price was fair in comparison to all other bikes and I think the value is excellent.
Setup was so easy because Walmart did it for me free, I just brought it in with my receipt and it was done the same day. I am very happy with it, good luck to you!.
Fast is Fun. The Reach Your Destination is a smooth and fast hybrid bike built with comfort and performance in mind. Navigate your way through bustling city streets, shake up your routine or escape down new paths to new places.
With a lightweight Aluminum frame and adaptive 7-speed gears, you’ll be an unstoppable mix of performance, practicality, and fun. Easy-mount step-through frame Hybrid tires are designed for a fast effortless ride, with the comfort of a cruiser Click-on attachment points for easy customization Ideal for confident city and commuter riders in urban or suburban areas Not intended for heavy off-road usage What’s included in the box? Your bicycle frame, the front/rear wheels, and saddle, a hardware box including pedals and reflectors, an assembly instruction manual, and a universal multi-tool.
Each bike comes 85% assembled. This means the front wheel, pedals, seat, and handlebars. This includes baskets, cup holders, and bells.
My wife and I ordered new bikes in the middle of summer 2020. As might be expected due to the bike shortage in the midst of the pandemic, we had trouble finding bikes anywhere locally, or alternatively available for direct shipment to us.
We learned that most bike manufacturers do not ship direct To consumers but rather to local dealers for assembly/delivery to the end customer. As such, we initially looked into six three zero bikes because they seemed to have bikes in stock (or at least scheduled to be in stock within a few weeks), and we could get the bikes delivered directly to us.
We got our bikes in August/September. They arrived well packaged and without any in shipment damage (no scratches, dents, dings etc. ). There was some minimal assembly we had to do at home (and we knew this ahead of time, as the self-assembly aspect is plainly stated on six three zero’s website).
The assembly directions were very easy to follow, and all necessary tools were included in the packaging. Essentially, the frame itself and rear wheel assembly come already assembled; and we just needed to (1) install the front wheel/skewer assembly; (2) connect the brake lines (which were already installed integrally on the frame portion) to the front wheel assembly; (3) screw on the fenders and rear rack; (4) and install/adjust the seat post and seat.
The whole process took about 30-45 minutes. Since then, we have been riding our bikes several times a week (both on bike paths and on uneven/potholed streets around town), and they are fantastic! The bikes physically look great.
Mine is all matte black with a light blue strip On the frame just forward of the seat. The matte black has scratched in a few places (due to normal wear and tear and as I expected it would), but a sharpie does a fair job of covering the small scratches.
The Shimano gear shifter has been smooth, with no sticking (although I frankly don’t move out of 4th for the most part). The brakes are right and have not needed any adjustment. The rear rack is also a great standard included feature, and it is compatible with many readily available accessories, including rear baby seats, which I use regularly.
The bike also fits well on a standard trailer-hitch mounted multi-bike car rack. All in all, my wife and I could not be happier with our six three zero bikes, and the ordering experience was absolutely seamless, which given the current pandemic situation was exactly what we needed.
Also, the follow up by the six three zero customer service team, in terms of registering our bikes and purchasing the available warranty, was top notch. I would highly recommend six three zero bikes for anyone looking to get a new, fairly priced, general use bike for recreational/around-town riding.
I have the Women’s Evryjourney in yellow and I really enjoy it! I get compliments on it whenever I am out riding. This is my first “cruiser” type bicycle and I can say that I am 100% converted! I will never go back to a mountain bike; sitting upright with the slightly forward pedaling motion and having my arms relaxed is a game changer.
No more sore wrists and shoulders from leaning over the handlebars. Overall, I am pleased with the bike. I have a few reasons for taking a few stars away on the review: 1. The brakes are squeaky and they feel almost cheap.
In reading other’s reviews it sounds like this is an inherent issue due to the smooth texture of the rims. Smooth brake pad rubbing on smooth rims = squeaky brakes. I also don’t 100% trust the brakes if I were going at a moderate to high speed.
They just don’t seem to engage very strongly and I don’t fully trust them to stop me quickly if I needed to. Riding around the neighborhood with my kids is fine (this is mostly what I use my bike for), but I wouldn’t feel comfortable going much faster due to the brakes feeling “flimsy”.
2. My front fender arrived bent and the paint had cracked where the bend was in the metal. I submitted a warranty claim with an explanation and pictures of the bent fender, and I was sent a tiny bottle of yellow paint.
Painting the cracked paint doesn’t fix the bend. Disappointed that sixthreezero didn’t fully fix the issue. 3. Getting the bike took FOREVER. I pre-ordered it and expected it to arrive on the date that was listed when I pre-ordered, but it didn’t arrive until several months after I was originally told that I would get it.
I get that COVID created a high demand for bikes, but seriously. Don’t promise your customers that it will arrive on a certain date when they order it if you can’t deliver on that timeframe.
Due to a medical issue, I needed to find a bike that allowed me to sit up straight. I used the size calculator on the SixThreeZero website and was recommended this bike, among others. I’m really pleased with the recommendation; this bike was a FANTASTIC choice for me.
I’m 5’9. 5”, delightfully curvy, and I have fairly long legs. The bike fits me very well, as the handlebars, seat height, and seat tilt are all widely adjustable. I like that it comes with a rear rack included, because I live in a large city and don’t have a car, so this makes grocery trips easy.
I love the way it looks and I get lots of compliments on it. Most of all, I really like to ride it. I am able to sit up nice and straight, allowing me to ride for longer. The seat is wide and comfy, making these long rides extra nice.
It’s great for commuting and great for fun and has been a really nice way to get out of the house during the pandemic. As no review would be complete without the cons, I really wish it had a better kick stand.
I have a basket on the front of my bike, which throws the balance off, but even without it, the kickstand kind of sucks. It’s a fairly heavy bike and topples over a lot unless you have it balanced just right.
Also, I ran into a couple issues during assembly, as neither the print instructions nor the instructional video totally matched my bike. That being said, assembly was easy overall and can be accomplished by even the least handy person.
All in all, I love the comfort and I love the style. I think the price is certainly fair for what you get. I definitely recommend!.
Sporty European styled Mixte frame equipped with Shimano 7-speed gearing, quick-release front hub for easy wheel removal, and a comfort saddle to help smooth out the bumps. Mixte frame Hop on and off with ease and a whole lot of style.
Kinney’s mixte frame combines the aesthetic geometry of a diamond frame with the utility of a step through. For quick, comfortable mounts and dismounts at your stops, this “mixtie” has you covered. Durable back rack Commuting calls for a back rack that’s got your back (and all of your stuff).
Kinney Mixte’s steel rear carrier is durable enough to handle all your hauls. Work tote, a grocery bags, your gym duffle. no problem. Just securely strap it on and start riding. 7 speeds Ride fast, flats, and inclines.
Kinney Mixte sports 7 speeds and easy Revoshift twist shifters to make seamless gear transitions on varying terrain. Its ErgoComfort saddle and grips will keep you comfortable through the ups and downs of city riding.
I purchased this bike brand new from someone on FB market. It was NEW, assembled at REI bike techs. I have spent copious amounts of money trying to fix this bike. It just has so many issues, mostly due to how it’s made.
The gears are cheaply made and it causes the chain to slip because the gears aren’t accommodating the chain mechanism. I’ve taken this bike to several bike shops to have it fixed and they are unable to fix it without completely redoing and installing new gears, and chain, and chain mechanism.
It’s honestly a waste of money. You’re better off investing a few more hundred dollars in a bike brand name than to mess around with something like this bike that’s so cheaply made. I feel bad writing this review but it is honest and I think people should know what they’re getting into.
Retrospec customer service was quite unhelpful when I reached out in regards to helping me find parts that needed to be replaced claiming that the bike shops I’d taken the bike to were incorrect about their diagnosis.
Ok but still the bike is unridable, help me ride this product that you sell. I’ve spent about 500 on this bike total at this point purchasing it and getting it fixed up at bike shops, buying parts for it etc.
REI won’t buy it, nor will Play it Again Sports, nor will any other of the 5 local bike shops I tried selling it to in Seattle. ALL of them said that the brand wasn’t something they were able to sell in their stores- especially with the gears needing to be redone it would cost them more to fix it then they would get selling it.
Aside the gears and chain, the physical materials this bike is made out of are so cheap. The break handle completely fell apart in my hand the first time I tried riding it. The lever broke in half. This is not due to assembly error but it’s just the material / poor design.
This bike looks so cute and seems like it would be great but the mechanism for the gears does not accommodate the chain system which is what is causing the chain slipping that SEVERAL other reviews are mentioning.
I hope this review is helpful for the less experienced bikers like myself. Just go to a Sporting Goods store and talk to someone in the industry. Simply look at the amounts of listing on FB Market of people trying to get rid of these bikes in your area.
I got this bike to commute to and from the gym and run short errands. I was not expecting to have so many issues. The bike owners manual they give you is very general. They give you the same manual no matter which bike you get.
I’ve had multiple flats after only 2-3 miles of riding. The manual does not provide information on how to fix this issue. It just says take it to a shop. After more inspection it seems the rim tape is not covering spoke holes and my tube keeps going flat in the same spot.
Perhaps I caused the issue and this is all user error, but I’ve been really unhappy with the bike. I was expecting something more beginner friendly and perhaps some more resources. I’d recommend not setting up the bike yourself and taking it to a shop.
Just keep in mind the costs on top of the purchase price before buying.
The Micargi Women’s Roasca is a 7-speed city bike available in three sizes and shapes to cater to all riders’ needs. Its high tensile sturdy steel frame, 700CX35C black tires, and alloy caliper brakes offer riders comfortable and safe long rides.
The brown saddle and grip compliment the bike’s light colors and leave a striking impression. Alloy Caliper Brakes: These brakes are simple and very effective for relatively narrow tires. They can easily stop the bike even when applied in haste.
High-Tensile Steel Frame: The sturdy frame is rust-resistant, providing long-life to the bike. It also effectively absorbs the shocks and the jerks on uneven paths, making your ride smooth. Three Available Sizes: This bike is available in 3 sizes of 45cm, 53cm, and 58cm to cater to the needs of different riders.
700CX35C Black Tires: These are sturdy tires and have good grip in turns. They are suitable for rolling terrain and dry terrain. The Micargi Women’s Roasca city bike is a low-rider bike tailored to women’s specific re(.
Overall aesthetically pleasing but weight and component quality lacking although it is only $300. The description says its aluminum but it is not, its a hi-ten or similar steel. Components fit well and the finish is decent for what it is.
As a practical ride for transport or casual, its ok. I wouldnt expect high performance and upgrades will provide marginal improvements. If you want better itll be double the price so consider this when fitting a bike into your budget.
The Roasca is a beautiful bike! I am totally in love with it. It traveled across the country and came in great shape. I bought it during the quarantine, a hard time for all e-commerce. They were quick to respond and preemptively communicated with me.
I would highly recommend buying from this company!.
I have been on several rides and I love it. I ended up changing the tires, so they match my seat and handle bar grips that are brown. Really a good looking and nice riding bike. Now, I was supposed to get a 5% rebate upon delivery but I never received, hence the 4 stars.
Classic double diamond frame equipped with Shimano 7-speed gearing, Quick-release front hub for easy wheel removal, and a comfort saddle to help smooth out the bumps. Your dream ride if. You’re a city rider looking for a simple and stylish seven-speeder.
You’d consider yourself a minimalist and want something low maintenance but love the choices that come with a broad gear range. It’s all in the details. Kinney sports a reliable Shimano Tourney 7-speed derailleur to tackle bumps, inclines and road imperfections along your route.
Paired with Shimano Revoshift twist shifters, you can make quick and easy gear changes to accommodate the terrain ahead. Cruise rain or shine on all-season tires and ride assured that a sealed cartridge bottom bracket is protecting delicate bike parts from the elements.
Stop on a dime with reactive brakes at every unexpected traffic stop. The cherry on top. Constructed with a minimal amount of mostly aluminum parts, this bike is lighter weight to maneuver through the city like a champ.
An upright riding position, ergonomic bike seat, and riser handlebars make for a comfortable commute. No frills, just simple, sleek looks and trusty parts.
Whether you need a commuter companion or weekend warrior, the Schwinn Women’s GTX 3 Hybrid Bike provides the perfect ride. Featuring a lightweight, aluminum dual sport frame and reliable 21-speed drivetrain, it rolls smoothly on city streets, local paths, and everywhere in between.
Kickstand not included The manufacturer may substitute components with components of equal or greater performance level. If you choose to assemble the bicycle yourself, DICK’S Sporting Goods is not responsible for injuries or damages resulting from improper assembly.
It was my starter to get into cycling. I loved it at first, shaved about an inch off the bars, rotated and added drops + comfort grips, schwalbe touring tires, and replaced the crap shifters on it. Did everything I wanted on it and started planning bikepacking trips.
Then a very noticeable clunk started happening in the pedals. I bought this before reading reviews (my mistake) and learned that this seems to be a common problem with this bike, being the stock crankshaft eventually goes to crap.
After about 500 or so miles of riding and isolating the trouble and attempts to repair it (requires new assembly) I decided to upgrade and keep this as my dog walker bike. I regret this purchase (got it on sale for 399 during early 2021) and the upgrades I’ve sunk into it.
Upgraded to a Specialized Diverge E5 since then and the experience is like night and day. If it wasn’t for the inevitably faulty part I would recommend this to anyone looking for a simple hybrid made in China.
let’s preface all of this with the fact that i ride this bike five days a week about 15 miles a day for my commute to work, no matter the conditions. the good first: bike is comfortable, bike looks good, is a nice versatile machine.
put a rear rack and lights on it and it’s a pretty nice city commuter, grocery getter, etc. the bad: the bottom bracket on this bicycle is complete garbage. if you don’t know what the bottom bracket is and how to service it, OR don’t want to really ever work on the bicycle, BUYER BEWARE.
it is a very bad and simple design and busted after a few weeks of use. this causes the crank arms to wobble in all directions and will make the chain jump off the front sprockets under heavy pedaling.
i have taken it apart not once, but three times, to replace bearings and make adjustments to the bottom bracket. the first time i opened it up the bearings were all over the place and were not intact whatsoever.
the tools needed to take the unit apart cost about $60 alone. i’ve been struggling to make it work properly for over a year. i recently bit the bullet and spent another $30 on a SEALED BEARING BOTTOM BRACKET and took the whole thing apart again to fix it.
THAT BEING SAID. If you know how to work on a bicycle and don’t mind it, not too bad for the price. I’ve used mine almost daily for over a year and a half, and even though it’s a headache for me almost weekly, it gets the job done.
Also FYI for buyers, Dick’s is very little help for service assistance, so I’ll save you the phone calls if you decide to buy a replacement bottom bracket. Shimano UN300 68 mm x 127. 5 mm. Good luck.
I bought this bike a few days ago and have gone for 1 bike ride on it. When the associate at Dicks did the safety inspection on it he told me that the chain was rubbing on a metal piece when on the biggest and smallest gears in the front and to keep it in the middle one to avoid the rubbing.
That should have been a red flag, but purchased it anyway. Went for my first bike ride the next day to find out that the front gears don’t just rub. the chain won’t even move the the biggest or smallest gear.
I am stuck with only being able to use 7 out of the 21 possible combinations. I am going to take to a local bike service shop to see if they can correct the issue as I do not believe that Dicks will be helpful since they knowingly sold me the bike in this condition.
Aside for the issue with the gears, it seems to be an OK bike. Just wish I could have gotten more resistance on my ride.
Designed for recreational use and around-town commuting, the 700c Kent Ridgeway Hybrid Bicycle features a hand-crafted, lightweight 6061 aluminum frame and a 60mm travel front suspension fork for a comfortable ride on a variety of road surfaces.
This well thought out hybrid bicycle is equipped with 21 speeds to suit any terrain up and down hills, and has linear pull brakes for confident stopping power. Additional details include 36 spoke double wall alloy rims, an alloy quick release seat clamp, a rear rack, and front and rear fenders.
I was a little concerned when my bike came with a large tear in the box. Everything looked to be complete in it though. I was unable to assemble the bike myself so I paid a local bike shop $100 to assemble it for me.
Worth the headache to me! She rides smooth and is easy pedal. The seat is the most comfortable bike seat I have ever sat on. I just took it out for a spin for the first time this morning and can’t wait until the weather is cooler so I can enjoy my new Ridgeway some more!.
If I could get it assembled. It’s been two days and I still haven’t been able to complete the assembly. If it’d have come with the brakes fully assembled. I followed the instructions, but something didn’t work right and now the front brake wire is stuck in the handle bar, unattached.
It came loose after I assembled it. With something as important as brakes, I’d think they should have been fully preassembled. If the required tools were included. I don’t have all the tools that it says I need.
There doesn’t seem to be any tools included although the instructions say they are.
I’m really happy with how well this bike performed. It felt like I was gliding along the pavement truly awesome! Also, the rear rack it such a necessity people who actually ride bikes often should understand what I mean that sometimes you don’t know how badly they are needed.
This is your city. Ride like it. The Loft 7D is a lightweight commuter that puts the fun in functionality. 700c wheels and a foot-forward, upright riding position provide optimum speed, comfort and control.
This modern-day classic is built to ride. It’s lightweight. It’s durable. It’s comfortable and designed to handle the rigors of the streets.
I am so disappointed. I came to REI to pick up my Electa 7D 26 inch/small and when I took it for a test ride it became immediately apparent that when I turned, the tips of my toes hit the front tire.
I have ridden mountain bikes and several cruisers throughout the course of my life and I’ve never experienced this. I googled it and it’s called toe overlap. However, the information online says it only happens at slow speeds.
Well, so what? I slow down turn a corner and I don’t want my toes hitting the front tire of my bike. Even the guy who helped me and had me try a 28 inch/medium saw the issue and said it’s not doable.
I was in love with everything else about this bike and ended up ordering another model that I don’t like as much. SO bummed. I am only 5’2″ and while my feet aren’t small, they are a normal size 9. I would have had to ride this bike with my toes closer to the middle of the peddles and not on the balls of my feet.
So sad. I don’t understand why this would happen except that the frame is small and the wheels are big. (?) The Townie’s frame was too long for me and I felt like it was a huge reach so that was a no go at a different bike shop a few weeks ago.
I feel like the goldilocks of bikes. Everything is too big or too small or not quite right.
I have several issues with this bike. 1. It is very frustrating that the kickstand is directly below the pedals, because if you need to move the bike a short distance and don’t want to put up the stand OR if you’re trying to apply lube to the chain, the pedals inevitably run into the kickstand and become lodged.
ALSO, because the kickstand is so far forward, if you have anything heavier than 5 pounds on the rear rack, don’t plan on leaving those items in there with the kickstand down–it’s too heavy and will fall over.
Unlike the Trek versions of the electra bikes, there are no mounting options for a kickstand near the back wheel and the design makes aftermarket kickstands a difficult fit. 2. the double bar on the top make this impossible to put on a rack in a secure fashion without the female bike rack adapter.
3. the pedals aren’t great–my feet slip and slide after walking in morning dew. Unfortunately, these issues are enough of a deal breaker that I will be returning the bike and will have to figure something else out.
The Cannondale Women’s Quick CX 3 Urban Bike is built for city and town pathways, open countryside and everything else in between. Comfort, control, visibility, and speed are all taken care of with this bike.
To keep you in charge of the highways and byways at all times, this bike has bump-absorbing suspension forks, multi-surface tires, and reflective graphics. It has an upright, mountain bike inspired riding position that feels natural, confident and comfortable in all riding situations.
Every detail has been thought through on the CX giving it a noticeably lighter weight that offers outstanding performance both on and off-road. Expand your horizon on the one bike to rule them all, the Cannondale Women’s CX 3 Urban Bike.
This bike was worth the price and extra for direct shipping! I’ve been riding hybrid road bikes for commuting more than 25 years. My previous bikes were used, well-worn-in and never fit my body shape.
The lighter weight frame, improved disc-brakes and high quality tires are a bonus. I ordered this without trying the bike out in-store. It was a gamble, but I’m glad I did. I took measurements and had been looking for a new bike nearly 2 years.
I wanted something quick, easy to ride and maneuverable in a city. This bike is just that! Very responsive, good brakes and extra reflective features on the frame. I feel confident riding this in an extremely dangerous city environment.
The only reason it doesn’t get an extra 5th star is that it’s not a pure road bike. I give this 4. 8 stars for value for price but I am a true long-distance road cyclist and the gears feel limiting to me.
I can’t achieve the kind of consistent cruising speeds I prefer with a hybrid bike, but it’s not designed for that, so I acknowledge the limitation. I’m satisfied with the out-of-the-box purchase. REI made the order and delivery smooth.
The freight driver was local and even suggested some great urban trails. I’m looking forward to riding this in-between my road-running intervals.
I was expecting another slow hybrid bike, but this thing has exceptional wheels and can really go when asked, almost as fast as a good fast road bike, but with more comfort. I own a 2020 version and was glad to see the hand grips got the needed improvement, I changed mine out, first thing.
The tires have also been changed, I can’t comment about that, I found mine satisfactory and durable, having almost worn my rear tire smooth at this time. I use the bike often, mainly to replace my car for casual around town needs, so changed the stem to a more upright riding position, which surprisingly still felt good with the supplied saddle.
I changed the saddle needlessly to one I was more familiar with, and kept the OEM seat as a spare, because I might spend hours on the bike and didn’t want surprises. I added a rear rack which allowed me to severely overload the rear wheel, hitting holes and bumps in the street while carrying lots of heavy groceries plus my 220 pound self home, and the wheel remains true.
I inadvertently learned not to lay the bike down repeatedly on the derailluer side , which , in time, allowed it to catch and wrap into the wheel, destroying the plastic spoke protector along with the chain, but the wheel is still very true, with the spokes still straight and tensioned.
Thank goodness this bike has a replaceable derailleur hanger, so with that new part and a new chain, I was back riding, good as new. My main attraction to this bike was that it was the nicest hardtail I could find with room for a center mounted kick stand to be added, I didn’t want the screwy rear position type.
Now I think I might love the high quality brakes more, they are a complete joy and really add to a quality experience at an important touch point. The shift controls are a little small for my hands, requiring some repositioning of my hand to use, but not a deal breaker.
I can say the same thing for the thumb bell I added. I also added a rubber tip on the kickstand, to better accommodate various floors when parked, along with fenders and a good U lock, which I carry secured on my rear rack when not in use.
I learned the hard way about U locks , and suggest it is the superior design choice. I even have a second thug weight kryptonite lock to use if I go downtown. I also switched to theft resistant axles, no quick releases on this city bike, same with my lighting.
I once stopped for lunch at the pier and every bike had their lights stolen except mine. Frame is really nice, impressive tech and finished to a high standard. I am glad they went away from the very boring, invisible at night, black paint used on my bike.
The reflective gold trim under the clear coat on mine doesn’t seem to do much.
I bought 2 weeks ago and done 100 miles on this and have become used to it and got to know the bike. Firstly really good service from the chap at Sigma that served me. And for the bike, it’s great. Positive; It rides just like a normal bike, it gives you that kick you need to ease the lumps and makes a 30 mile ride feel like a breeze.
It has 3 settings I’ve mainly had the first one green which gives the kick you need and had at least 25% left after 45 miles, flat riding lumpy fen roads. It has two extra levels orange and red for more boost.
I can’t comment to much as with no hills it’s hard to judge the extra output. You can also turn the electric off totally on smooth flats and bike as a regular bike. The negatives: The light button is a little fiddly especially on bumpy road to make your selection for what level you’re on.
The ride is quite hard on flat bumpy roads as it’s a ridged frame. To conclude a great bike a nice ride but as most are roads are so alwful be prepared to get used to the vibration.
Atlas sports Shimano Tourney front and 7S rear derailleurs to give you a wide range of gearing with smaller intervals of effort input. This allows you to get the exact pedaling feeling you’re seeking with smoother transitions in between.
Easily switch gears with at-your-fingertips Revoshift twist shifters. Plus, its threadless steering system lightens your load, gives less flex and more precision, and is much easier to maintain or adjust as needed.
I will start by saying that I don’t think my experience is the same as everyone’s, and I know that the bikes are not low quality as we bought this bike, a bike for my wife, and a trailer to pull our two kids.
We got the bikes and trailer, and I put them together, seemingly without issue. We were able to test the bikes, and again no issue with the low stress test, everything seemed in order. The first time I added the trailer the added stress was too much for the bike, and the entire rear derailleur fell off mid ride.
When I reached out to customer support, I was told that, “our derailleurs do sometime require adjustment right out of the box due to being bumped around during shipping. ” Which I understand as I spen two years in college assembling bikes for a sporting good store.
While I understand that different parts of the bike require adjustments out of the box, a derailleur falling of a bike does is not a normal thing for a bike to do out of the box. When I was taking pictures of the damage for customer support I noticed multiple threads were worn bare which should not come from less than a week of owning the bike and less than 2 miles of riding it.
After the back and forth with customer support all that was offered was a replacement hanger and derailleur which are not easy installs and would require to pay to have it installed or take the time to do it myself.
The communication from customer support was slow, taking multiple hours to respond to each message, and one time taking more than 24 hours. While I understand that sometimes bad products ship, how it was very frustrating and disappointing to say the least.
You get what you pay for. And then China kicks in. It’s okay quality and will last two years I guess – and that is what we planned. The frame is low. If you don’t know about bikes and how to fix them you should not expect this to work right away- the brakes are rather cheap and you need to adjust them.
There are tons of videos about it. My bike came with some rusted parts but I figured it out- don’t forget about the price point. Also you need to grease up all the parts and the brake lines of course – just to manage expectations.
The tools are provided except of the saddle part that won’t fit. Anyway there is no cheaper way to get a ride… also my first bike came totally smashed up and the rear derailleur was bend – as well as the wheel and the frame- but customer support was spot on I have to say! Not their fault but I got a new bike that was okay!.
As a senior adult who used to ride and is coming back to it I started shopping online for a new entry level bicycle to use for exercise and rebuilding my riding chops. Most of the bikes in my price range were bikes (mostly Schwinn, Huffy and the like) for sale in retail stores like Walmart and Target.
I have nothing against Schwinn or any of them. My last bike was a Schwinn I bought at a bike store over 20 years ago and sadly let the weather get to it. My local bike shop had nothing close. I stumbled upon Retrospec when searching “best men’s bikes under $500.
” The Atlas was on sale and had very positive reviews – more positive than most of the retail store bikes. It comes with Shimano transmission components with the shifters built into the grips and the latest modern braking systems.
Otherwise it is a simple, straightforward 21 speed hybrid. Of the two colors offered I liked the matte blue finish best. It rides good so far though I have had it only a week. It arrived in a box with instructions and tools to assemble it but I took it straight to my bike shop and paid them $99 to get it road ready.
At a fraction under six feet tall I thought I would need the largest frame. It is almost too big. My crotch barely clears the top tube. I probably could have gone either way on this or the next size down.
The saddle is an appropriate size but very firm. I intend to buy a gel-filled saddle cover. Tomorrow I plan to go for my first long-ish ride. After a few short-ish rides I have to say I’m looking forward to it!.
The MBM Central 28″ 6V urban bike for women has been built by MBM staff. The frame and fork are made of aluminium, which makes them resistant. Thanks to the Shimano TY21 with 1×6 speed transmission and the 28″ disc brake pad, the bike provides excellent performance during sport.
The high-strength steel fork gives you security and control so you can enjoy your routes to the fullest. The geometry is designed to fit the female morphology. Basket not included. Main Features Size: 13 kg Frame: Aluminium Fork: Hi-ten steel.
TranslateShow in original languageLe vélo est très joli et les équipements sont très qualitatifs. Très agréable à rouler, pas de bruit, très fluide et les vitesses permettent de monter très facilement.
Seul bémol : le montage ! La chambre à air avant est arrivé HS, la valve ne gardait pas l’air. La roue arrière avait les rayons desserrés et du jeu dans le moyeu, à réparer donc avant même de rouler.
TranslateShow in original languagevélo léger, belle couleur, tout à fait adapté pour un usage en ville à noter l’absence de système de fixation du panier, qui n’est pas bien adapté à son support. manque le phare avant dans le colis envoyé.
The Marin Women’s Terra Linda 2 Hybrid Bike has the speed of a road bike with a more comfortable upright position for meeting your weekly riding goals. Built with weekend bike path and weekday fitness riders in mind, the Terra Linda bike is equally at home on shorter after work rides or longer weekend adventures.
Disc brakes provide sure stopping power in all conditions, and all frames feature rack.
The Marin 2 Fairview is fantastic. When I brought it into my local bike shop, the bike mechanic ogled it like he wanted to bring it home and have it meet his mother. “That’s a nice bike. Really nice.
” Then he cut in front of me and lifted it to check the bike weight. “Yeah, that’s a really nice bike. ” He’s right. I rode a Specialized hybrid for a dozen years. Great bike, but time to upgrade for fitness/workouts/longer rides.
Sun & Ski were one of only a few places that actually had bikes in stock, in my size especially, a Medium. It shipped right away. Got it right away. There were only two issues, nothing major, both of which they corrected in a timely fashion.
Not right away but in a decent amount of time (within 5 days). Great follow-up. They made things right and I’m a loyal customer now. Back to the bike: it’s sleek, handles well, and is a GREAT deal for the dough.
I did my due diligence because I’m like Ahab when it comes to chasing the Great White Whale of deals.
As an unfit, overweight 54 year old wanting to get back into cycling, I stumbled across the bicyclesonline web store and discovered bikes have changed a fair bit since my old 5 speed of the 70’s. What a lot of options for getting back on the road.
After much research and deliberation, I chose the Marin Presidio 3 as it was “different”. Gone are the gears of old to be replaced by the low maintenance internal 8 speed hub, gone are the oily chains, now we have carbon belt drive and gone are the old brake shoes, now super stopping disk brakes all round.
This was the one for me. Wanting a bike mainly for pavements and fresh air, the urban commuter ride fitted my needs and I was keen to see if the new tech made the experience any more enjoyable. Delivery to county WA was less than a week and assembly (minimal)was easy.
A break in the winter weather meant time for a test ride, and wow. No noise, smooth gears and the wind in my face resulted in a longer than expected first ride that was both enjoyable and refreshing.
Now, over a week later, I have an app for the phone that tracks my rides and I will be giving myself some personal challenges, with regular rides and plenty of fresh air. A great all round experience from Bicyclesonline.
Bike is well built, smooth and quiet on both the pavement and roads, and handles a short cut across the park easy. Mine came with shimano disks, not the listed tektro, don’t know enough about bikes and parts to know if one is better than the other, all I can tell you is be careful pulling the front brake in anger, it works real good! Overall, one really happy “going to get fit” man.
Oosten” is Dutch for “East” and hence represents the perfect blend of vintage Dutch styling combined with the latest cycling technologies from Asia. Enormous thought went into every detail on the bike.
The result is a classic vintage bike that encapsulates modern technology combined with old days’ charisma – get ready to reset what you believed a women’s vintage bike can do. There are cheaper vintage bikes out there, there are however few better quality than the Oosten.
Cheap vintage bikes are designed to last for few months before they rust, gear shifts become vague and the weight of the bike means they are simply not used anymore. Where possible, alloy components are chosen – such as.
The packaging was good. The bike showed up relatively intact. The assembly instructions were terrible. There was one bolt missing, that was needed for attaching the front fender. There were no instructions for attaching the fender.
I figured it out by looking at the pictures. There was also a u-shaped item that I realized (also from pictures) was needed to protect the rear gears. It was a challenge to install and again there were no instructions.
There was an additional metal piece at the bottom of the handlebars, which I believe is to help with the basket. Again, no instructions or context and it’s not in the photos either so I *think* I have it oriented correctly but I’m not really sure.
In addition the front fender is slightly warped, but not enough to come in contact with the tire so maybe it won’t matter. I tried the online chat and didn’t really get a response. The phone chat was more helpful.
They gave me the specs of the missing bolt and refunded the price of it, after I bought it myself. If I weren’t relatively mechanically handy, I think I would have rated this only 2 stars, because it would have been very frustrating.
That being said, I have taken the bike out for a test ride and I do like it. It is very comfortable, easy to adjust, and easy to shift. The bike showed up quickly as well. I also purchased the optional basket and it’s perfect.
It was total rubbish, the bike arrived without pedals or tools or screws for mudguards. When I rang they said just take it down to a bike shop, we will give you $50 credit back, it cost me two hours driving time to find a shop that could do the repairs as it was a surprise present for my wife before we take it on our holidays.
At the end and a $180 later to sort out pedals, mudguard the cassette at the back as it was all bent. Never again. How could they miss so many parts, like buying a car with three wheels. They did send the pedal’s and bits 8 days later, gawd know why.
Very happy with my new set of wheels. It arrived the day after I purchased online. It was relatively simple to assemble, a slight abnormality with the front wheel, I rang bicycles online and they advised me how to rectify the problem.
which I did and it didn’t quite solve the problem but rather than send it back which they where happy for me to do if it was necessary, I took it to my local bike shop as I thought good time to start a relationship with them for future needs and servicing… they adjusted the spokes and front brakes.
So now its in perfect working order. They were very impressed with the bike, it’s components and how much it cost, that was a vote of confidence for me. I had done my research and it was one bike that stood out from all the others I’d looked at.
It’s everything I need, it’s light, comfortable, carrying power is great, enough gears for hills and speed, a very cruisey ride and it’s a classically beautiful design. I love my new bike!.
With its lightweight design and upright flat-bar positioning, the Liv Alight 1 DD Disc 2022 Aluminium Womens Hybrid Bike makes it easy to pedal to work, zip around the city and get out onto country roads with the confidence of stopping power through disc brakes.
An upright riding position, flat handlebars, and 3F Design Philosophy make commuting or a casual spin comfortable without compromising efficiency. Plus, modern finishes keep style at the forefront of every ride.
In addition, due to integrated dropouts, it’s easy to personalize with racks and fenders. This bike blends urban style and road bike agility. Shimano Acera hydraulic disc brake groupset Versatlity – integrated mounts for mudguards, a rear rack and a kickstand Comfort – stay comfortable with shock absorbing grips and a pressure relieving saddle Control – Powerful disc brakes work in the dry or wet – Liv Alight 1 DD Disc 2022 Womens Aluminium Hybrid Bike in Gray, Size Large | Rutland Cycling.
Upgraded to this from a Liv Avail 5 2015 road bike as I’ve started to carry more weight on my commutes, and a heavy backpack/road bike combo is not the one. So glad I went for it, really comfy upright ride position, feels stable and confident when on busier roads and can handle the potholes and gravel on the lanes.
Also v nice not to have to wear lycra cycling shorts for comfort – normal clothes are an option again! Disc brakes are very responsive, gear shifting is smooth and the levers super easy to change. I’ve just ordered a pannier rack.
It was a toss up between this and the Rove, but I’m glad I went for the Alight, in the end I decided easily bring able to fit commuter accessories was more important than occasionally using the front suspension the Rove would offer.
Yes the bigger tyres compromise some of the speed you achieve with little effort on a road bike, but if that’s not your priority then you won’t miss it. Really fun to ride, if you’re considering it go for it!.
I just bought this bike and I’m loving it!!! I was looking for a fitness/ hybrid bike that was comfortable for me and that could handle the hilly bumpy roads in my neighborhood and the bike paths. This bike fit all the criteria and it’s a lot of fun to ride.
The PUBLIC C1’s step-through frame design is often referred to as a European style Dutch bike. The step through design makes a great commuter bike for Women. The C1’s single speed afffordle Dutch style bicycle also is equipped with dual pivot brakes and alloy rims to ensure great stopping power in rain or shine.
The PUBLIC C1 is built with a high quality dutch style steel frame and comes complete with matching fenders, chain guard, and painted inner rim. Front and rear rack mounts are also standard, ensuring you will always be able to carry your much-needed items if you add an optional rear rack.
I’m writing this review before riding the bike (which looks beautiful) to answer a question that some people may be wondering: assemble it completely yourself or have the company or a bike shop do it? I ended up buying mine unassembled and put it together in under an hour, and it didn’t include any detailed inatructions.
If you have modest mechanical skills, an Allen wrench set, an adjustable wrench, and a Phillips head, you can probably do this. Even the unassembled version of the bike comes partially assembled, so you won’t be doing anything super complicated.
The most technical task was adjusting the brake tension, which a one-minute YouTube video can explain. Otherwise, everything else is cake. Just don’t scratch the paint. However, they give you some touch up paint if you do.
TLDR: If you can build IKEA furniture, don’t spend the money to have this pre-assembled. You can do it.
I own two mountain bikes and a road bike, but I’m embarrassed to say I’ve still been driving a lot for errands, even close to home. I was looking for a relatively lightweight, stylish Amsterdam-style bike for trips to the store, friends’ houses, the gym, etc.
The V7i has been the perfect solution. I ride it almost everywhere I used to drive. It has no quick-release anything, pedals that work with any shoes (including flip-flops), a chain guard to keep grease of my clothes, and a comfortable upright riding position.
And it’s great looking (i chose British racing green). The seven-speed internal hub works great. You can shift even at a dead stop. I highly recommend the V7i for commuting, errands, and fun trips around town.
The folks at Mike’s in midtown were great. They set up my new bike, helped me choose accessories (lock, rack, bottle cage, etc. ). If you’re looking for a versatile, everyday bike, this one may be just the ticket.
As a longtime cyclist with bikes with bikes ranging from $300 (Mercier Nano) to $4k (Dedacciai Gladiatore2), I can say this is a nice, mid-range bike. The styling is good, and there are some nice touches, but also some cost-cutting choices.
Ultimately, I think it’s a little overpriced when looking at comps, but not by much, and probably wins out in the styling department, though that’s more a matter of taste. Highlights include nice frame touches like the fender mounting tab at the chainstay bridge, full eyelets for rack and fenders, and lock-on grips.
I think the use of a classic external headset and quill stem enhances the retro-chic styling. Fitting tires with reflective sidewalls is another highlight. I also like that the frame uses a replaceable seat collar.
I guess the Altus derailleur is a solid player— it certainly seems to shift well enough for easy riding— but the black cassette with silver bail-out gear moves the bike downmarket, visually (to the experienced observer).
While the brake calipers also seem low end, the rest of the component spec is pretty nice: chainring guard is a nice add and looks good with the handsomely swoopy crankset, the Wellgo pedals with rubber inserts look good (and have a fitting for allen key on the axles!), the handlebars have elegant curve, and theres a cool mix of satin and polished finishes, too, which really makes it seem like the components were chosen individually rather than as a single supplier kit.
I’ve not ridden the bike much— it was gift for my wife— and so cannot comment on the handling, but it felt lively and well-suited to its intended purpose. My wife likes it, too! In all, it’s a nice bike, one that shows a level of refinement and style not common in typical bike store bikes in this price range.
I ding it one star just because it seems like the value equation has to weight style substantially in order to recognize the value, but I think it’s just fine and I’m glad I bought it.
The Electra Loft 7i Step-Thru is the perfect balance of functionality and style. It’s perfect for cruising and commuting, and of course, turning heads. Plus, with the gears housed inside the hub itself your bike will need less maintenance and it will stand up to the elements better.
The alloy V-brakes ensure you’ve got plenty of stopping power to stay in control. Extra Comfort This Loft 7i model has a step-thru frame that makes getting off and on the bike a breeze so you can keep it graceful no matter what your outfit is that day.
The riser stem keeps your body position upright to save your back from bending and the wide, padded seat has springs for extra comfort. Plus, the 700 x 35c tires provide you plenty of cushion for whatever the road throws at you.
Serious Style The frame style is reminiscent of a European city bike, and the look is accentuated by great color options and matching fenders that are as functional as they are eye-catching. Commuter Quality If you want to use this bike for more than just a quick spin you’ll appreciate the multi speed, maintenance-free drivetrain for varied terrain.
You’ll also love the rear cargo rack and all-weather fenders for taking whatever you want along for the ride, whenever you want to go.
A major selling point was this feature described on product page- “Patented Flat Foot Technology® geometry offers an upright, relaxed pedaling position and allows you to easily and comfortably put both feet down on the ground when stopped”.
At pick-up, the REI employee adjusted the seat for my height and I was still very high up, and definitely could not put feet on the ground – I could only get on my tip-toes down on one side if I leaned over and tilted the bike with me.
I asked about the flat foot feature and he said this bike does not have it. I thought maybe I had been mistaken, but when I got home and pulled up the product page on REI, it is indeed the very first feature listed for the Electra Loft 7i.
Coming to a stop on this bike is awkward. I’m 5’8″ and ordered the medium. Lowering the seat more didn’t help. There are screws in place for affixing a water bottle holder, but as the employee pointed out, a water bottle would be impossible to get in and out, even if the holder itself could fit – there is not enough room for it.
He said a holder that opens from the side might exist but REI doesn’t sell one. Even if I could find such a thing, it would require coming to a complete stop, getting off the bike, and crouching down to wiggle the water bottle out.
If I had known how high up and awkward I would be when coming to a stop (no flat feet as advertised) and that a water bottle is impossible to install in the space designated for one, I would not have made this purchase.
The minor components are plasticky and cheap throwaways (such as reflectors) and I expect will not last. They are what you would find on the cheapest bicycle available, so it surprised me. The “metallic” area on the seat is not metal, but coated in a shiny silvery color, and the coating on mine has a wrinkle running across it which makes it look even worse.
It’s obvious where the company is trying to cut production costs. The internal gearing was another major draw, and the shifting itself is pretty smooth once the gear is set. However, turning the shifter from one gear into another is not smooth; the plastic piece that rotates takes effort to turn out of its current position and doesn’t set easily into place.
It feels like cheap brittle plastic, like the other components. I had questions before making this purchase to clarify conflicting descriptions on product website with the REI rep’s answers to online questions about the product (for example the REI rep says the Loft 7i and 7d have different handlebars, but the description is similar for both and it’s impossible to tell from the photos), and ask my own questions.
I gave up after 30 minutes on hold and never spoke to anyone. Employee at pick-up said they are identical except for internal gearing and the rear rack, in case that’s helpful to anyone. Also, the bike took much longer to arrive than estimated.
And even when it said ready for pick up, it was not ready when we arrived. I justify my 2-star rating based on my description/issues listed above, paired with the price of the bicycle. In order to receive a higher review, the bike would either need to be lower in price, or higher in quality.
I’ve never had a nice bike and was very excited for this purchase. After narrowing down options, I decided to pay twice as much for this one believing it would be higher quality and hold up better. It’s a touch disappointing.
I’m a 60+ female who bought the Loft 7i in 2022 as a more comfortable replacement to my road bike. I’m 5’8” and bought the Medium frame. Pro ++ Shifts like butter! + Comfortable riding position + Road stability – sort of an SUV of bikes + it’s pretty! Mine is tea green Cons – – – Poor quality tires!! I got a flat from a small bit of organic matter (not a nail or goat head) just riding it home from REI.
So now I have a choice of spending $$$ to replace tires on a new bike, or spending my time fixing flats instead of riding. This is a major flaw, and I expected better from Trek/ Electra and REI. – – No tire quick release.
I don’t know if one could be put on the back due to the hub, but I certainly would expect one on the front for a bicycle in this price range. The lack of a quick release is especially a problem given my experience thus far with flats.
– Some of the bits are rather low end. For example, the “metal” bits on the seat are plastic with metallic paint, which won’t last, and the “leather” bits are also plastic.
The Electra Loft 7D is a gorgeous bicycle, very comfortable, and easy to use. I feel very secure and firm on the road while riding it. The 7 speed hub is perfect for every occasion and can handle going up steep hills in first gear rather easily.
Shifting between gears is smooth and flawless. The twist shifter itself is handsome and compliments the overall physique and design of the bicycle. Once in seventh gear and situated on smooth terrain, this bike can cruise along effortlessly at decent speed.
The breaks work well and can adequately bring you to a safe stop without any worries. This is a great bike and definitely worth the money!.
There are many reasons to love commuter bikes for women. They’re affordable, practical, and stylish all at the same time. Plus, they offer a great way to get around town without having to deal with traffic.
If you’re looking for a new mode of transportation, a commuter bike for women is a great option. There are many different styles to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you. Whether you’re looking for a simple city bike or a more rugged mountain bike, there’s a commuter bike out there for you.