Bicycles are an amazing tool that will never go out of style. They offer a fast way to get from your college apartment to classes without having to waste time navigating parking lots. You don’t need to buy bike insurance or pay for gas as they operate solely on your calories. Which is another benefit! Riding bikes is a great way to stay in shape and prevent the notorious Freshman 15.
But which bike is right for you? If you’re like most college students, you want something that doesn’t cost a ton upfront, is simple to ride and maintain, and allows you to easily carry your books and other items. The following is a look at a few of our favorite choices of best bicycles for college students:
3 Best Bicycles for College Students
- Kent Retro 3-Speed Bicycle. This is a handsome bike that is an ideal college commuter. Classified as a 700c hybrid, the Keny Retro comes equipped with several key pieces of equipment. Included front and rear fenders will keep your clothes splatter-free should you have to navigate puddles or light rain. Plus, this model comes equipped with a rear rack on which you can attach panniers or use a bungee cord to secure your backpack. The internal 3-speed gears mean you won’t have to worry too much about maintenance but you will be able to easily navigate the light hills of College Station.
- Pure Fix Original Flip-Flop Bicycle. If you like simple and hip items, then this is the best bicycle for your college experience. The Pure Fix features a simple track-style frame that boasts a flip-flop rear hub so riders can choose their style ride. This is a great bike that combines affordability, style, and speed. Plus, it comes in a wide range of color options and frame sizes so you can get the perfect match for you.
- Roadmaster Granite Peak. If you are broke and want plenty of gear options, then the Roadmaster Granite Peak is a great first bike. This bike can often be found online and elsewhere for well below $100, which makes it ideal for college budgets. Of course, the components are cheap and will wear out relatively fast with heavy use. Our recommendation for buyers of this bike is to first, get a saddle (seat) that is comfortable to you. Then, find a bike shop you love and gradually replace components as you can.
A Bike Investment is a You Investment
Riding bikes during your college and post-college years are a great way to improve your fitness, save time and money, and gain a community of supportive people. College Station is a wonderful bike town and going to any local bike store you’ll find a number of fun events to join in. So join the crowd and invest in a bicycle today!