City Bikes are designed specifically for urban commuting. Typical features include: 26 inch wheels, a more upright seating position, wide heavy belted tires, and strong frames designed to handle urban hazards such as potholes, grates, city curbs. These bikes usually have full fenders and enclosed chain guards to protect clothing in all weather conditions. Most also come with built in lighting systems.
The Art of Urban Cycling: Lessons from the Street
Road rash is a precious gift. Road rash is your friend. Bask in it, appreciate it, love it. Above all, learn from it. The bicyclist is under attack from all directions - the streets are ragged, the air is poison, and the drivers are angry. As if that weren’t enough, the urban cyclist must carry the weight of history along on every ride.
|Web Sites of Interest to Urban Cyclists|
|URBAN VELO is a reflection of the cycling culture in current day cities.|
|URBAN CYCLIST is a resource for every city biker, with how-to articles, reviews, and celebrations of two-wheeled urban life.|