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Published on June 5th, 2015 | by Steven


Best Single Speed Bikes Under $500 Reviews

Are you looking for an affordable bike that you can ride around the city and that won’t break your wallet? Are you searching for a bike that is easy to use, lightweight and that can be carried on board a bus or train with ease? Do you want a pure ride that will be comfortable and help you get to work? Then check out these urban single speed bikes that are priced under $500 and that will make you think differently of riding bicycles in an urban area.

Takara Kabuto Single Speed Road Bike

TakaraThe Takara Kabuto is priced from $179.99 to $281.55 depending on the color and size of the bike. It is available in green frame and blue tire colors and black frame, yellow tires and yellow handlebar colors. The Kabuto comes in 21.25 inch and 22.44 inch size frames. The Takara Kabuto Single Speed Road Bike is designed to be economical, durable, and easy to use. It achieves this with its low cost, being well under $500. It has a durable handcrafted steel frame with horizontal dropouts so it will last for a long time and can withstand long rides within a city. The bike comes outfitted with 700 x 32 Kenda Wheels that helps to ensure a smooth ride even on rough terrain. It can be driven as a freewheel bike or in single speed mode without having to make any adjustments and features two side pull brakes for easy braking. The Takara Kabuto Single Speed Road Bike makes a perfect commuter bike.

Dahon Speed Uno Folding Bike


The Dahon Speed Uno Folding Bike is priced at $419.00, still below $500 and still a great bargain. The Speed Uno comes in a single color, shadow black. This bike is simple, portable, lightweight and ideal as a commuter bike on flat surfaces. The frame is constructed out of lightweight chromoly steel and weighs only 24.2 pounds. The light weight of the bike makes it very easy to carry around. Furthermore the bike easily folds into two parts and is held by a magnetic latching system with secondary locks for added security. The lightweight and portability make this bike perfect for carrying on board a bus or train. A rear-coaster brake where you must pedal backwards to stop is the finishing touch in this bike. With no brake and shifter cables the bikes is practically maintenance free so you can focus on your ride.

Firmstrong Urban Lady Beach Cruiser Bicycle


The Firmstrong Urban Lady Beach Cruiser Bicycle sells for around $299.00. It is available in 16 different colors. This bike is well under $500 and comes in 24 inch and 26 inch size frames. The bike is well priced, comfortable, durable and easy to ride. This bike features an over-sized seat with two springs and wide handlebars with foam grips for extra comfort. It is also durable with a steel frame and aluminum wheels. Balloon tires help to ensure a smooth and comfortable ride. A simple and easy to use coaster brake is used to stop the bike. This bike is perfect for riding around town or at a beach boardwalk.

Vilano Fixed Gear Single Speed Urban Bike


The Vilano Fixed Gear Single Speed Urban Bike currently sells for around $159.00 making it one of the best deals around. It is available in two different colors, blue frame, green tires and green handlebars and red frame, black tires and black handlebars. This bike is a real bargain. It features platform pedals and riser alloy handlebars. It is easily switched from single speed to fixed gear by a simple flip of the rear wheel. The Vilano bike has a simple design and is easy to use making it ideal for driving around a city or town.

Pure Fix Cycles Fixed Gear Single Speed Urban Fixie Road Bike


The Purefix Cycles Fixed Gear Single Speed Urban Fixie Road Bike sells for around $305.00 to $354.95 depending on the size and color of the bike. This bike is a good deal. It comes in 5 different sizes and is available in 20 different colors. The bike can be driven as either a fixed gear or single speed bike by just flipping the rear wheels with a flip flip hub. It has deep dish 50mm wheels and high quality Kenda tires that help ensure a smooth and comfortable ride. The Pure Fix is durable, and is constructed out of a Tig-welded steel frame. It also features a removable front brake and is lightweight weighing around 22-24 lbs. This is a great all around bike, that is perfect for commuting in a city or taking a leisurely stroll around your neighborhood.

These single speed bicycles are ideally suited for traveling, commuting and leisurely driving around a city or town. Whether you are driving to the grocery store, or you want to train for a cyclist marathon or just take an occasional weekend ride, you can probably benefit from using a bicycle computer, getting to work or taking a stroll around your neighborhood these single speed bikes will make your trip more comfortable and enjoyable. With prices so good, you may want to get your helmet, purchase a bike and begin riding.

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