Bike of the Week: The Beater Bike

Beater Bikes are designed for people looking for serious functionality with a low price tag.  They are the AK-47s of the bike world: cheap, durable, and they get the job done. 

Beater bikes come in two frame styles, each with two shifting options.  The Men’s Roadster comes equipped with front and rear racks as well as fenders.  The single speed is $299.  For $399 you can also get an internally geared three speed hub.

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The women’s model drops the front rack and instead comes with front and rear LED lights.  Prices and shifting options are identical to the men’s.

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The bikes come in any color you want, as long as it’s British racing green.  These rides are all about utility and they are the perfect choice for cruising around town, shorter commutes, and hauling loads.  If you need a basic bike to get you around that doesn’t take a lot of fussing to keep working and will haul a load of groceries, the beater is the ideal choice.