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Hub gears have come along way since the heyday of three speeds. New variants, now available with 8, 11 and 14 speeds, make them suitable for performance bikes.

Ultimate Commuter Bikes

Everyday bikes for long distance commuting
A long distance commute can be anything from five to thirty, or more, miles - in short, the kind of ride to work that you are likely to wear cycle specific clothing for. Not only do you have to be a fairly committed cyclist to regularly make such a journey, but your equipment needs to be up to scratch. If you're doing this kind of mileage day in and day out you are going to want a bike that is pretty durable, so we would not recommend race oriented machines where everything is sacrificed at the altar of weight reduction. But, you also need to be on time, so you do need something fast - so we'd direct you towards sportier models. Commuters also need something that's quite practical - a bike that can take mudguards to protect the machinery and the rider from adverse weather; as well as one that can carry some luggage.

Here's selection of twelve bikes that we recommend for longer commutes. They range from the sporty hybrids and cross bikes at the chunkier end of things, through to road bikes. What they all have in common is the ability to take mudguards and racks and to allow the rider some degree of speed (although this is obviously relative to the type of bike that you are considering).

If you are looking for something fast, aerodynamic and light, then consider the sports tourers featured below - such as the Mercury, the Fratello or Gran Fondo. If you are happy with something a bit more chunky and upright (for the shorter end of this scale), then look at the Gazelle Ultimate Excellent. If your trip involves a bit of rough terrain then consider the Genesis Day One Alfine. They are all superb bikes - one should suit you.

The ultimate commuter can be anything fast and light, but practicalities such as the ability to fit a rack are important.


Mudguard clearance is a must if you want to maintain the condition of your bike, as well as your clothing.

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2016 Genesis Croix de Fer 10
Genesis
Cyclocross Bikes
£899.99 Now only £749.99


Croix De Fer 10 The genre-defying, boundary-blurring bestseller returns for another year – evolved, refined and more capable than ever before. The original gravel bike, with the same...

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2016 Genesis Day One 20
Genesis
Town Bikes
£799.99


The Genesis Day One 20 brings all the associated benefits of singlespeed riding with it’s single, ultra-efficient optimised chainline and adds the practicality of Shimano’s Nexus 8sp...

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2017 Cannondale Bad Boy 3
Cannondale
Hybrids - Sporty
£849.99

The Cannondale Bad Boy 3 is the most popular of these delinquents. That's because it's got the looks with that matt black thing and the swag with the Lefty fork and some key upgrades in the gear and...

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2017 Cannondale Bad Boy 4
Cannondale
Hybrids - Sporty
£749.99

The Cannondale Bad Boy 4 is the most affordable urban missile in the range. Sharing the drop-dead looks of the rest of the Bad Boy range with the Lefty rigid fork, Cannondale have kept the price...

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2017 Genesis Croix de Fer 10
Genesis
Cyclocross Bikes
£899.99


Croix De Fer 10
The genre-defying, boundary-blurring bestseller returns for another year – evolved, refined and more capable than ever before. The original gravel bike, with the same...

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2017 Genesis Flyer
Genesis
Road Bikes - Sportive
£649.99

The Genesis Flyer single speed shares the same Cromoly steel tube spec and geometry as the sure-footed Equilibrium, using a classic 42/17t gearing combination, to return an open-road,...

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2017 Genesis Tour de Fer 10
Genesis
Touring & Adventure Bikes
£999.99


The Genesis Tour de Fer 10 represents a vision of affordable escapism; a bike designed for the sole purpose of carrying rider and luggage long distances efficiently and in comfort, without leaving...

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2017 Genesis Tour de Fer 20
Genesis
Touring & Adventure Bikes
£1,499.99


The Genesis Tour de Fer 20
The bike you’d turn to if you were to quit your job and embark on an impromptu pedal-powered world tour!
The premium Tour de Fer - sporting a lot more kit and an...

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Condor Fratello
Condor
Road Bikes - Sportive
Complete builds from £1299.99

The Fratello is what Condor like to call their all round super bike, because it’s ready for anything. Featuring their flagship Columbus Spirit triple butted steel frame, it's probably their...

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Condor Fratello
Condor
Road Bikes - Sportive
Complete builds from £1299.99

The Fratello is what Condor like to call their all round super bike, because it’s ready for anything. Featuring their flagship Columbus Spirit triple butted steel frame, it's probably their...

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Condor Gran Fondo
Condor
Road Bikes - Sportive
Complete builds from £2999.99

Titanium Super Sportif
The ultimate all purpose road bike based on a smooth riding titanium frame. The Gran Fondo is based Condor's most popular steel framed bike - the Fratello. Like the Fratello,...

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Condor Italia
Condor
Road Bikes - Sportive
Complete builds from £1149.99

The Condor Italia ia available in both a sports and a relaxed (RL) version. It's a lightweight race, commute, or sportive ready machine. Mudguard clearance and rack eyelets enhances its versatility,...

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Surly Pacer 2014 complete bike or frame
Surly
Road Bikes - Sportive
£1,499.99

Surly says: The Pacer is not what most race-inspired roadies seem to drool over. It isn’t on the cutting edge of design, it isn't made of the latest ultra light super-expensive materials, and...

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Surly Straggler complete bike or frame
Surly
Cyclocross Bikes
£1,499.99

The Straggler is essentially a Cross-Check with disc brakes,
an incredibly versatile machine capable of roads, trails, commutes,
light camping, and all just about anything else. It shares...

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