A well-loved, but solid ride can easily trump the department store special
The Vintage Cruiser $20 at yard sale or $120 on Craigslist.
A no-nonsense bike that gets you around the neighbourhood.
Pros Cheap, comfy upright ride, repels potential thieves.
Cons Heavy, no gear choices, parts can be tough to find.
The Touring Bike $400 with okay parts.
Gets you across town or across the province. Smart people ride these.
Pros Frame and gearing are designed for long road trips
Cons It’s overkill until you remove your rack and full panniers.
90s MTB $300 for a once-pricey high-end model.
Not ideal, but some people consider our shabby streets “off-road.”
Pros Built for trail abuse, plenty of gears.
Cons Heavy, rougher ride, smaller wheels and shocks = less efficient.
Quick, light and easy way of getting around town.
Pros Low maintenance, fun, you look like a badass hipster courier.
Cons You look like badass hipster courier.