10 Best Commuter Bikes 2021 | City Bikes

1 February, 2021
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Fixie bikes are not suitable for anyone, and there’s nothing wrong about that. As we did with our Top 10 fixie bike list for 2021, today we present you with the TOP 10 city bikes for 2021. There are so many different city bike types that it would be strange not to find one that suits your needs. Low-bar or high-bar, ideal for strolling, adapted for racks, sporty-looking, classic and modern – and many more!

If you’re considering buying a city bike to move around your city but are not sure about which one to choose, you’re at the right place. We’ve created this TOP 10 city bike list to help you choose the city bike that suits you best for 2021. Keep reading and you’ll find a description of each model, along with their key features and our opinion.

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Top 10 Commuter Bikes 2021

This is the official list of the top 10 city bikes available on our shop, Santafixie.

  1. Santafixie Raval Matte Black 30mm – Single Speed Bycicle
  2. Fuji Bikes Declaration Single Speed Bycicle 2021 – Satin Black
  3. Vitoria Nyxtralight Urban Superlight Bike – Electric Blue
  4. Pelago Bristol Classic City Bycicle – Black
  5. FabricBike City Classic 7 Speed Bycicle – Matte Black
  6. Fuji Bikes Feather Fixie Bike 2021 – Cold Grey
  7. 6KU Track Bycicle – Black
  8. Fuji Bikes Declaration Single Speed Bycicle 2021 – Khaki
  9. FabricBike Commuter Bycicle – Grey
  10. Vitoria City Bike 7S Steel – Black

Analysis of the Top 10 City Bikes for 2021

1. Santafixie Raval Matte Black 30mm – Single Speed Bycicle

Best City Bike for 2021

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Description

The Santafixie Raval bike is the most outstanding city bike in our catalogue. As it’s our own brand, all of our experience and interest has been put into it. A bike designed and assembled from scratch in Barcelona, with an aluminum frameset and quality components that will let you get around every corner. A classic fixie model which is now available in new colours, making it even more attractive.

Details

  • Frame and fork: Aluminum 6061.
  • Crankset: 46T and 165mm.
  • Pedals: BMX FK platform.
  • Hubs: Sealed. Flip-flop rear hub.
  • Cogs: Fixed 16T and free 16T Included.
  • Wheels: Santafixie aluminum double-walled 60mm profile.
  • Tyres: Chaoyang Mini Shark 700x25C Anti-punctures.
  • Handlebar: Riser, Bullhorn, Drop bar or Straight.
  • Stem: Aluminum 31.8mm.
  • Brakes: Radius Type Caliper (front and rear brakes included).
  • Saddle: San Marco Monza.
  • Seat post: 27.2mm.
  • Bottom bracket: Sealed. 107mm.
  • Weight: 9.5 kgs (52cm).

Our review

A Santafixie Raval is the ideal partner for those who want to dive into the singlespeed world – a very affordable model, with a quality assurance coming from our assembling of the bike. It has the aggressive geometry of city bikes, but can be adapted to a more sporty usage by choosing one handlebar or another, from riser to bullhorn and drop bars. It’s a light bike, weighing 9.5 Kg, with a 46×16 gearing, which will give you full control of the bike and also let you speed up when necessary.

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2. Fuji Bikes Declaration Single Speed Bycicle 2021 – Satin Black

  • Brand: Fuji Bikes
  • Model: Declaration 2021
  • Price: £455.60

Best City Bike for 2021

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Description

With its Declaration model, Fuji has created an urban bike fit for everyone. In this case, it’s a single-speed model, featuring front and rear high-quality brakes, with a frameset made of chromoly alloy and great components. In order to make the bike more versatile, it comes with a flip-flop rear hub, so that you can set it to fixie or freewheel modes, according to your need. Its riser bars allow for a less aggressive riding style.

Details

  • Size: 49cm, 58cm, 61cm, 55cm, 52cm
  • Color: Purple, Satin Black
  • Main frame: Fuji Hi-ten steel with chromoly seat tube
  • Fork: Fuji Hi-Ten steel
  • Crankset: Single, 46T
  • Bottom bracket: Sealed cartridge
  • Pedals: Resin platform
  • Cassette: 17T fixed cog/ 17T freewheel
  • Chain: KMC Z410A
  • Wheelset: Alloy high profile, 28H/ 32H, stainless spokes
  • Tires: Thick Slick, 700x28c
  • Brakeset: Alloy dual pivot caliper
  • Brake levers: Alloy
  • Headset: FSA, 1 1/8” threadless
  • Handlebar: Alloy, 10mm rise
  • Stem: Alloy, 17° rise
  • Tape/Grip: Velo single lock-on
  • Saddle: Retro rivet
  • Seat post: Alloy, 27.2mm
  • Weight: 11.53 kg

Our review

Fixie bikes can be enjoyed in a lot of ways. With the Declaration Fuji bike you will experience a fixed-gear city bike with which you’ll be able to control your movements around the city. You’ll find you don’t need a bike that is too aggressive or track-looking. With its sober and attractive design, more akin to promenade bikes, you’ll be able to explore your city without having to spend a ton of money.

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3. Vitoria Nyxtralight Urban Superlight Bike – Electric Blue

  • Brand: Vitoria
  • Model: Nyxtralight Urban Superlight
  • Price: £561.00

Best City Bike for 2021

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Description

The Vitoria Nyxtralight Urban bike is a really versatile machine, as well as light and tough. Its frame only weighs 1.2 Kg and its fork is made of carbon. The bike comes equipped with disc brakes and will easily adapt to any kind of surface. Its design allows for wider tyres to be installed, and you’ll also be able to choose different handlebars for it – strainght, riser or drop bars – depending on what use you intend to give it.

Details

  • Frame: 7129 Aluminum alloy, Vitoria Nyxtralight Disc.
  • Fork: Carbon Disc Brake.
  • Wheelset: Aluminium.
  • Crankset: 42T
  • Tires: Vitoria Zaffiro.
  • Tire Clearance: 700C up to 32mm.
  • Group: SHIMANO Altus 8v.
  • Pedals: Not included.
  • Brakes: Mechanic Disc brakes (160mm).
  • Stem & Handlebar: Aluminium.
  • Headset: Tapered. 1 1/8″ /1.5″.
  • Seat post: Synthium, Ø 31,6.
  • Frame weight: 1,2 Kg.
  • Fork weight: 450 g.

Our review

The Vitoria Nyxtralight Urban bike will be your bike of choice if you’re planning on giving it a more versatile use. Its gear ratio is adapted to urban cycling, but it can easily adapt also to gravel, road or cyclocross cycling.

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4. Pelago Bristol Classic City Bycicle – Black

  • Brand: Pelago
  • Model: Bristol Black
  • Price: £680.40

Best City Bike for 2021

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Description

The Pelago Bristol, as all Pelago bikes, is designed and built with the aim that it’s still working in 2050. The Bristol model features a high top tube, a classic geometry and vintage details. Mounted on a steel frameset, its paint has a warranty of 10 years. Available in 3 different configurations to choose from when buying it: freewheel and coaster brake, 3 speeds with a coaster brake or 3 speeds with front and rear lever brakes.

Details

  • 3 Models:
  • a) 3 speeds with coaster brake.
  • b) 3 speeds with front and rear caliper brake.
  • c) 8 speeds with front and rear caliper brake.
  • Frame sizes: 56 cm / 61 cm.
  • Frame and Fork: TIG welded steel, powder coating, 10 years warranty.
  • Fork: 1” Threaded fork, steel. 5 years warranty.
  • Drivetrain: Shimano 1-coaster, NX3-CR, NX3-RR.
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Delta Cruiser 37/622 (with puncture protection).
  • Saddle: Brooks B17 honey.
  • Handlebar: Pelago Parisian Steel L.
  • Crankset: Aluminium with integrated chainguard, 170 mm, 44d.
  • Brake levers / shifter: Tektro / Shimano Nexus.
  • Brakes: Shimano coaster brake or Tektro R559 road type (3 speeds).
  • Rear wheel: with possibility of freewheel (Shimano 19d), 3 speeds.
  • Hubs: Modus / Shimano.
  • Wheels: 28″ (622) double-walled polished and anodised 6061-T6 alloy.
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Delta Cruiser 622-37 with anti-puncture protection.
  • Stem: Pelago 40 mm.
  • Seatpost: Polished 27,2 mm.
  • Mudguards: Galvanised and powder-coated steel 50 mm.
  • Accessories: Reflectors, kickstand and bell.

Our review

If elegance were a bike, it would be the Pelago Bristol. It brings back the bikes from the 1930s and 40s, with its cruiser handlebars, classic Brooks B-17 saddle and chromed elements. It also includes reflective bands, a kickstand and a bell. We love the Pelago Bristol, not only for its timeless design, but also for its geometry, that lets you ride straighter, comfortably and safely, ensuring you can see what’s over the traffic in front of you.

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5. FabricBike City Classic 7 Speed Bycicle – Matte Black

  • Brand: FabricBike
  • Model: Classic Matte Black
  • Price: £376.60

Best City Bike for 2021

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Description

Classic and yet modern. The FabricBike City Classic Matte Black 7-speed bike brings together a modern urban bike and classic peripherals, keeping its weight under 12 Kg (11.85 to be precise) in size 54. Made with steel tubes, it has a 7-gear Shimano SIS shift and a single chainring.

Details

  • Frame & Fork: Hi-Ten steel tubes with internal wiring.
  • Bottom Bracket: Sealed. Cartridge 68mm x 105mm.
  • Handlebar: 25.4mm polished aluminium with Eco-Leather grips..
  • Stem: Forged aluminium. 25.4mm clamp.
  • Gear Shifters: Shimano SIS INDEX.
  • Wheels: Aluminum double wall with standard profile.
  • Tyres: Kenda 700x28C.
  • Front hub: Aluminium sealed bearings, .
  • Rear hub: Aluminum sealed bearing. 14Gx36H 3/8”,.
  • Crankset: 3-piece forged aluminium. 44T x 170mm.
  • Chain: KMC 410.
  • Brakes: Polished aluminium brake calliper with 22.2mm lever.
  • Seatpost: Forged aluminium.
  • Saddle: Fabric City Classic Eco-Leather.
  • Pedals: Wellgo nylon platform with rubber grips.
  • Weight: 11,85 kg (size 53).
  • Includes: Kickstand, fenders, and reflectors.
  • Extra: Front basket with cup holder and rear rack.

Our review

The FabricBike Classic Matte Black bike is an affordable urban/promenade bike. For £376, you’ll get a light bike (considering its typology) to get to and from work, and also to set off on trips during the weekend. Its 7 speeds mean that you’ll be able to go up any slope, and you won’t get very wet on rainy days thanks to its mudguards.

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6. Fuji Bikes Feather Fixie Bike 2021 – Cold Grey

  • Brand: Fuji Bikes
  • Model: Feather Cool Gray 2021
  • Price: £525.80

Best City Bike for 2021

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Description

The Fuji Bikes Feather Cold Grey is built with a light, solid frameset. It features an aggressive geometry, akin to that of a track bike. It has become an icon of the Fuji brand, thanks to its classic and elegant style.

Details:

  • Frame: Custom Drawn Elios 2 Chromoly Steel w/ outer-butted seat tube.
  • Rear Triangle: Elios 2 custom butted Chromoly.
  • Fork: Elios 2, Flat crown Chromoly, 1″ Threaded Steerer.
  • Crankset: Alloy Track Style, 46T.
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA, sealed cartridge bearing.
  • Pedals: Alloy w/ alloy cages.
  • Chain: KMC S1, single-speed.
  • Wheelset: Alex rims, double wall, stainless spokes.
  • Hubs:32h, high flange alloy track hubs. 16T fixed cog w/ lockring, 16T freewheel.
  • Tyres: Kenda Tendril, 700 x 25c.
  • Brake Set: Tektro R315. Alloy dual-pivot.
  • Brake levers: Promax. Alloy, 2-finger.
  • Headset: 1″ threaded, caged bearings.
  • Handlebar: Alloy, Track-style drop bar, 25.4mm.
  • Stem: Alloy Quill, -18° rise.
  • Tape/grip: Keirin-style Track Grip.
  • Saddle: Velo. 5 Pivot w/ steel rails.
  • Seat post: Alloy, Aero 27.2mm.
  • Weight: 22,54lbs. / 10,22kg.

Our review

The Fuji Feather Cold Gray bike is the perfect choice if you want to ride quickly and react instantly, thanks to its geometry. Build on a light, renewed frame, it will allow you to enjoy every corner around the city.

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7. 6KU Track Bycicle – Black

  • Brand: 6KU
  • Model: Track
  • Price: £399.00

Best City Bike for 2021

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Description

The 6KU Track bike is one of the most renowned track bikes on the market, and a decent rival to conventional track, single-speed and fixie bikes. Built with trustworthy and affordable components, which add up to the bike’s design and performance. It comes equipped with 30mm 700C wheels.

Details

  • Frame: 6061 Double butted Alloy Smooth Welding.
  • Wheels: 30mm Deep V double wall alloy rim.
  • Hubs: Flip-Flop High flange hub.
  • Fork: 1-1/8” Alloy.
  • Headset: 1 1/8” Integrated Headset.
  • Handlebar: 31.8mm Riser.
  • Chainring Crank: 3D Forged Alloy 48T*170mm.
  • Brakes: Front & Rear.
  • Bottom Bracket: Sealed cartridge 68mm x 103mm.
  • Tires: 700 x 25C Kenda.
  • Pedals: BMX Platform.
  • Seatpost: 25.4mm Forged Alloy.
  • Saddle: Synthetic Leather.
  • Gear Ratio: 48/16.

Our review

This is a high-performance bike. Mounted on an aluminum frameset, it’s especially designed, both in its materials and geometry, to be used on the track. If you’re thinking of taking up competitive cycling, this bike will give you everything you need.

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8. Fuji Bikes Declaration Single Speed Bycicle 2021 – Khaki

  • Brand: Fuji Bikes
  • Model: Declaration
  • Price: £455.60

Best City Bike for 2021

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Description

The Fuji Bikes Declaration Khaki is built on a tough steel frameset. It comes with high-profile aluminium wheels and a straight-blade steel fork. It’s a high-performance bike, very robust and safe.

Details

  • Size: 49cm, 58cm, 61cm, 55cm, 52cm
  • Color: Purple, Satin Black
  • Main frame: Fuji Hi-ten steel with chromoly seat tube
  • Fork: Fuji Hi-Ten steel
  • Crankset: Single, 46T
  • Bottom bracket: Sealed cartridge
  • Pedals: Resin platform
  • Cassette: 17T fixed cog/ 17T freewheel
  • Chain: KMC Z410A
  • Wheelset: Alloy high profile, 28H/ 32H, stainless spokes
  • Tyres: Thick Slick, 700x28c
  • Brakeset: Alloy dual pivot caliper
  • Brake levers: Alloy
  • Headset: FSA, 1 1/8” threadless
  • Handlebar: Alloy, 10mm rise
  • Stem: Alloy, 17° rise
  • Tape/Grip: Velo single lock-on
  • Saddle: Retro rivet
  • Seat post: Alloy, 27.2mm
  • Weight: 11.53 kg

Our review

It’s a very elegant bike, manufactured by the Japanese Fuji brand. They use the latest technology available to create their bikes, taking care of every detail. It’s a bike with a great performance, no matter the conditions of your city.

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9. FabricBike Commuter Bycicle – Grey

  • Brand: FabricBike
  • Model: Commuter
  • Price: £376.60

Best City Bike for 2021

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Description

Another polyvalent bike. Even to cycle on mountain trails. The FabricBike Commuter bike is a bike designed to commute daily in the city, but you can install gravel tyres on the wheels and start riding through trails and dirt tracks without issues. It also features high-quality SRAM components, such as its derailleur, and WTB saddle and tyres, which are 700x32C Slick Comp.

Details

  • Cuadro: Chromoly 4130, tubos conificados.
  • Horquilla: Chromoly 4130 con soportes para parrilla.
  • Palanca de cambios: SRAM® X4 (8 velocidades).
  • Desviador trasero: SRAM® X3.
  • Maneta: Tektro® 289A.
  • Manillar: 620mm FabricBike.
  • Llantas: de aluminio de perfil de 25mm FabricBike.
  • Neumáticos: WTB® Slick Comp 700 x 32C.
  • Buje: de aluminio sellado, Neco.
  • Bielas: Plato y biela de aluminio de 42D con cubre candenas.
  • Frenos: de disco Tektro® M280.
  • Potencia: aluminio Promax MA-409.
  • Sillín: WTB® Comfort V.
  • Peso: 13,75kg.

Our review

For under £400, the FabricBike Commuter bike is perfect to take on cycling, commuting to and back from work and making weekend trips. It isn’t the lightest bike on the market, but we don’t think that’s a drawback, considering how this kind of bike is used. It’s sturdy, nicely finished and built with high-quality components. To that, add the security provided by its Tektro M280 mechanic disc brakes, and you’ll find it’s a wonderful choice.

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10. Vitoria City Bike 7S Steel – Black

  • Brand: Vitoria
  • Model: Vitoria City Bike 7S
  • Price: £281.80 £253.60

Best City Bike for 2021

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Description

The 7-speed Vitoria City Bike is the perfect bike to use around the city, cycling comfortably and calmly. With its steel frame and aluminium wheels, it honors the Spanish brand’s motto: building bikes for a lifetime. This bike is a multi-purpose machine, suitable for any kind of cyclist thanks to its suspension system and triple chainring. It also includes mudguards and a rear rack, so that it’s easier to clean and versatile.

Details

  • Frame: Steel
  • Suspension: Zoom / Spinner 700
  • Group: Shimano Altus 3 X 7 V
  • Derailleur: Shimano C50 7V
  • Shifter: Shimano 7V
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Altus
  • Crankset: Triple chainring
  • Brakes: Shimano V-brake
  • Brake Discs: 160 mm
  • Wheels: aluminum
  • Tires: Vittoria Adventure 32C
  • Stem: Dimmable
  • Handlebar: Ergonomic
  • Saddle: Comfort
  • Seatpost: 27.2
  • Quick release
  • Bottom bracket: BSA
  • Frame weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Includes: Mudguards, rear rack.

Our review

If you’re looking for a comfortable, durable bike to cycle around the city, be sure that the Vitoria Bike 7S is the right choice for you. An affordable model, perfectly equipped to face every challenge you may find, with a design adapted to any kind of cyclist.

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