5 Essential Street Bikes

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If you’re trying to get out from behind that desk and to hit the road, one of these cutting-edge street bikes might be the urban steed you need.

Cycling has to be one of the best cardio workouts available to men outside a boxing ring. There’s something intoxicating about flying down a quiet parkway (or down a crowded street for that matter) at breakneck speed, legs burning, heart pumping, a grin across your face akin to Kevin Bacon in Quicksilver. These savvy cycles are just what you need to kick the year off with good intentions and even better habits.

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Jamis Quest Elite street bike

Jamis Quest Elite

The Jamis Quest Elite is a high-tech bike with an adjustable frame design that will fit all riders. At 9kg, the bike has an extended handlebar-rider distance, made possible with a longer wheelbase and relaxed head tube angle, making for a comfortable position for longer rides. Air-hardened steel prevents strength degradation of the tubes, while dropouts and seat collars are lost wax molded, resulting in a lighter yet stronger frame. 

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Marin Nicasio street bikes

Marin Nicasio

As happy on the track as it is on the street, the Marin Nicasio has a butted 4130 CrMo frame with a high tire clearance of up to 700x40mm, and disc brakes that provide better-controlled stopping. Well-suited for your ultimate daily commute or even off-road adventures, the Nicasio features Beyond Road geometry, which provides enhanced stability, no matter the weather or road surface. 

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Pinarello Dogma F8 Disk street bikes

Pinarello Dogma F8 Disk

Fancy tackling a road race? The Pinarello Dogma F8 Disk, one of the brand’s three Dogma frames, has an upgraded braking system with hydraulic disk brakes, making coming to a halt easier than ever. The race-ready bike has a 12mm ThruAxle that provides stiffness and perfect wheel alignment for better handling, while its frame, with Flat Mount calipers as standard, complements its sleek and stylish design. 

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Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Wythe

Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Wythe

The lightweight Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Wythe, in raw or matte black, weighs only 11kg at size large and features a durable 4130 CrMo steel frame and forks making it the ultimate urban ride. Available in freewheeled or fixed gear models, this low-profile bike features puncture-resistant tires with smooth-riding wheels so you don’t get stuck with a flat in the wrong neighbourhood. 

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Pinarello Rokh street bikes

Pinarello Rokh

Another Pinarello, designed to suit various cycling styles, the Pinarello Rokh provides high performance even during road races. Featuring tapered Onda Rokh forks, this cutting-edge street bike, available in three hand-painted colours and seven sizes, has great handling, while its carbon fiber frame helps to deliver a smooth and easy ride. 

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Isabelle Liu is a passionate traveller, writer and budding photographer based in Hong Kong. Ever since doing exchanges to New York and San Francisco, she has had the travel bug and when she’s not jetting off on assignment you can fi nd her exploring the latest restaurants and bars in her home town.

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