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Singlespeed Commuter Bikes for 2010


Last year’s Singlespeed Commuter Bikes for 2009 was one of our most popular blog posts ever. And with good reason—it highlighted a number of affordable, reliable bikes. So we bring you the 2010 list, this time we’ve kept the list shorter, concentrating on the more affordable end of the spectrum.

Complete Bikes
Mongoose, Cachet – $149
Windsor, The Hour – $280
Schwinn, Racer – $290
SE, Draft – $290
Norco, Heart – $329
Torker, U-District – $349
Mercier, Kilo TT – $350
KHS, Urban Soul – $379
Campus Cruisers, Eastside Fix – $399
Republic, Plato – $399
Kona, Humu – $425
Gary Fisher, Gritty – $440
Felt, Brougham – $499
IRO, WTF – $499
Redline, 925 – $500
Trek, Soho S – $550
Jamis, Beatnik – $575
Eighth Inch, Scrambler – $600
Globe, Roll 1 – $610
Giant, Bowery Mashup – $650
Specialized, Langster Steel – $660
Wabi, Classic – $675
Brodie, Remus – $680
Bianchi, Pista – $699
GT, GTR Gutterball – $700
Charge, Plug – $710
Surly, Steamroller – $720
Masi, Speciale Fixed Riser – $785
Raleigh, Rush Hour Flatbar – $820

As always, the best way to choose a bike is by test riding several models in person. This blog post is meant to be informative, but is not a recommendation or a review. Feel free to recommend other bikes in the comments below.

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17 Comments

  1. BrettMarch 25, 2010 at 11:10 am

    There’s also the Mercier Kilo TT for $350 – I’ve had mine for coming up on a year and it’s done great.

    http://bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott.htm

  2. frqMarch 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    And the SE Lager, 650 bucks – msrp.

    Just bought my ’09 model in a sale at Jenson. Lovin’ it so far.
    http://www.sebikes.com/Singlespeed/Lager-1.aspx

  3. VladMarch 25, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Fuji Feather?

  4. izzyb412March 25, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I just got the Soho S and I love it.

  5. ChrisMarch 25, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    All City Big Block- $900

  6. SteveMarch 25, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I like the Swobo Del Norte – $739.

  7. -JC-March 26, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Since you are calling out commuter versus style, I would have chosen the Bianchi San Jose over the Pista. Definitely more “commuter” friendly.

  8. BikeBikeMarch 26, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Yummy Canadian Cromo – the Brodie Remus. $699CDN complete.
    http://www.brodiebikes.com/2010/bikes/remus.php

  9. BikeBikeMarch 26, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Oh ya – one more – don’t forget about the fellas at Traitor. Beautiful detailing and a great ride.

    Luggernaut http://www.traitorcycles.com/Bikes_LuggernautSS.cfm

    Cutlass http://www.traitorcycles.com/Bikes_Cutlass.cfm

  10. Pink RobeMarch 26, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Wabi Cycles makes three bikes in the SS/FG category, starting at $675. Stable road geometry FTW. I’ve had my Lightning since last summer, and it’s awesome.

    http://www.wabicycles.com/bike_main_pg2010.html

  11. CalienteMarch 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Where can I find a good set of fenders for actual commuting?

  12. zipMarch 27, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Norco Spade! 2010

  13. JorgeMarch 30, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Salsa Casseroll Single — $595

  14. MiguelMay 23, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Torker u-district $250 at dennison’s schwinn in east L.A.

    Rides nice and for a starter bike is perfect. If you get serious into biking you can move up to a better model.

  15. BrianMay 30, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Has anyone riden the Fuji Classic Track? I’m seriously considering this one, but am curious about opinions. Thanks!: http://www.fujibikes.com/LifeStyle/ClassicSeries/Classic-Track.aspx

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