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5 Cheap Urban Bikes Under £300 That Are Perfect for Commuters

If you’re looking for something simple and comfortable to cycle to and from work, there’s no need to spend a fortune.

There are plenty of cheap bikes available which can do just as fine a job in serving you on your commute. Good cheap bikes won’t be state-of-the-art by any means, but that doesn’t mean affordable bikes can’t get the job done for you as efficiently as others.

Below, we’ll look at five which could all claim to be the best commuter bike under £300 currently on the market, including cheap fixie bikes, which are a good commute bike due to their simplicity, the hybrid commuter bike and a comfort bike.

Riverside 100 Hybrid Bike (£129.99)

We’ll start with one of the best budget hybrid bikes money can buy. This Riverside model, costing just £129.99, is great for commutes of short to medium distance, but is also the first bicycle enabling you to switch from urban to rougher terrain with no fuss at all.

It also boasts a six-speed grip shifter, a height-adjustable stem, and unisex frame, so will suit no matter what your height or gender is.

And that’s not all. Its saddle is a welded steel seat post, ensuring you’ll be even more safe on this low price bike as you embark on your commute.

Ammaco Heritage Classic Dutch Style Traditional Ladies Bike (£169.99)

Another that is arguably the best budget bike available right now is this model for women from Ammaco, for a bargain £169.99.

With a hi-tensile steel frame and fork, and backswept and upright Dutch-style handlebars, this ‘racing green’ bike has an easy single-speed set up, with a wide-sprung saddle to enhance its comfort.

It also comes with sturdy, powerful V-brakes, full-length mudguards and a chainguard, with a wicker basket for extra support and a place to store your bag or belongings if you wish. Although, note that the bike comes 90 per cent built and require a final assembly, which you can find tips about here.

FIXIE: Viking Urban Myth Gents 700c Wheel Fixie Bike (£179.95)

If you’re looking for cheap fixed gear bikes, this design from Viking is the perfect place to start.

For a start, its chrome frame is available either as a flat or drop-down handlebar option, depending on your preference, while its no-nonsense frame helps make this perhaps the best budget commuter bike around.

It’s also a particularly stylish bike, with a lovely retro touch and a clean finish. And if all of this wasn’t enough to convince you, this bike was used for the Pro rides in the Insync Street Velodrome, who have tested it to its absolute limit. This bicycle is built to last.

Ammaco CS-450 Lightweight Alloy Sports Hybrid Road Bike (£249.00)

Another of the best value hybrid bikes is another from Ammaco; a quality men’s model with 24-speed Shimano gears, V-brakes and a lightweight alloy frame.

In many ways, it’s one of the perfect commuter bikes: ideal for urban areas, and also better on-road than a mountain bike, thanks to its larger 700c wheels and narrower tyres, which allow it to glide along far easier on smooth ground.

Available with either a 17” or 19” frame, this hybrid bike was tailor-made for serving you on your commute, all for a reduced price of just £249.00.

ALL-ROUNDER: B’TWIN Hoprider 100 Urban Hybrid Bike (£299.99)

Last but not least on our list of cheap city bikes is a design which has got the lot: this B’TWIN model comes with built-in lights, mud guards, a rack and so much more, making it one of the most impressive commuter bicycles available, as well as being extremely affordable.

A sturdy resilient bike that can handle smoother, urban roads and rougher pathways, they’re even better, in fact, for longer journeys of more than about 10km, and their 21-speed gears mean they can handle any surface with ease.

Whatever type of commute you find yourself on, this B’TWIN bike is sure to make it a whole lot easier for you.

What Would You Recommend As The Best Cheap Commuter Bike? Comment Below…

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Pete Reynolds

Pete is the co-founder and editor of Discerning Cyclist. He commutes by bike daily from his home to his co-working space. Originally from Wirral, UK, Pete now lives in Spain. When visiting a new city, Pete loves nothing more than to explore it on two wheels. See Pete's Muck Rack profile

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