Priority Classic Plus

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Priority Classic Plus. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

10 reasons to buy

  • The Gotham Edition of the Priority Classic Plus is sleek, with its matte black finish.
  • The bike has mounts for a front and rear rack. This makes it a capable commuter.
  • Buyers say Priority offers excellent customer service.
  • The Gates belt drive is clean and quiet.
  • Touch-up paint is included with the bike.
  • The three-speed Nexus hub shifts quietly and smoothly.
  • The belt drive doesn't rust. Users that live in coastal regions are pleased by this.
  • Buyers have the option of purchasing the bike with a step-through or diamond frame.
  • Users agree the bike is lightweight. This makes it easy to maneuver along city streets.
  • Assembly is an easy process, especially with Priority's informative videos and a customer support team that responds quickly.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Shifting can take time to get used to on the Priority Classic Plus.
  • One user had issues with fenders rattling as they rode. These were purchased from Priority.

Bottom line

The Priority Classic Plus is an innovative and practical hybrid bike. The Gotham is a stealthy edition of this bike that's available in flat matte colorways (including a blacked-out theme that's perfect for velogoths). It's best for riding in the city on relatively flat terrain. It has a three-speed Nexus hub and clean Gates carbon belt drive. Shifting with the Nexus hub takes some time to get used to. Customer service is responsive to any issues or inquires. Overall, this is a simple, light and responsive bicycle.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 2 rated expert reviews
Two Wheeling Tots

Priority Classic Plus Review

Priority Bicycles got it right. Easy to use, reliable, durable and a pure joy to ride.

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The Priority Classic Bicycle Review: A Class Act

Despite not having any sort of suspension, the Classic Plus has a smooth and planted ride, where the slightest adjustment in steering or riding stance has an affect on how you ride.

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Bike Showdown: Which Easy-To-Build, Low-Maintenance Bike Should You Buy?

The Priority Classic Plus is much easier to control because it’s significantly lighter…, has a much tighter turning radius, and has a standard handlebar shifter that gives you more control over the gear you’re in… my friends and colleagues have all been surprised by how much lighter the Classic Plus is and how much easier it is to ride.

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Priority Classic Plus Gates Belt Drive Bicycle
– Step-Through Frame Version

She mentions the comfortable grips, the handlebar sweep, the coaster brakes, and how smooth the ride of the bike is, which is interesting because she’s coming from a front suspension bike…

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Priority Classic Plus Gotham Edition
– An alternative to the IKEA Sladda?

It’s surprisingly lightweight.

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Gear Patrol

We Tested Priority’s No Maintenance Bike for a Month
— Here’s What Happened

If you’re someone who is good at packing light… this works for you. If you…want something you can ride around town and never give a second thought, it’s a great option. If you’re on vacation and need a cruiser… this bike is a breeze to use, and you never have to worry about it, no matter what the weather is.

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Momentum Mag

Priority Bicycles Classic City Bike Review

The easy-rolling attitude of this upright ride encourages conversation and taking it all in – a slow cycle bike with plenty of style.

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Priority Classics: A Low-Maintenance, Friendlier Bicycle

…people will simply find your bike attractive …bike nerds will quickly notice the differences… In New York City, one of our major worries was theft and, despite a couple of heavy-duty locks, eventually the Priority did get nabbed overnight, just a couple of days ago and after more than four weeks of enjoyable riding.

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Gear Patrol

This Affordable Commuter Bike Is the One I Use Every Day

Gear Patrol’s Outdoor and Fitness Staff Writer Meg Lappe has been riding her Priority Classic Plus Gotham Edition bike to work ever since her month-long test over a year ago. “After that month of testing, I was hooked and finished feeling more comfortable riding on a bike…”

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Men's Journal

A Day With the Priority Classic Plus Commuter Bicycle

The Classic Plus is a great option for those looking for an affordable and accessible bike to get around town. Hands down, probably our favorite feature was how light this bike is…

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Active Gear Review

Priority Bicycles Classic Diamond Frame Review

Living in a mountain town means that their are lots of ups and downs to deal with. At first, I was very worried… with a Shimano Nexus three speed internal hub… After a few weeks of everyday riding, the lack of gear choices is no longer so daunting and makes going uphill thoughtless…

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Why Priority’s Classic Plus Is a Bicycle You Should Own

It’s a smooth ride on paved cement… How did I choose this bike over other competitors? They offer slightly more options during ordering that were really crucial to me, including size (I needed a small). For ladies, having a diamond frame isn’t always ideal or easy, so it’s a great benefit to have the option of step-through.

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The Story's Story

Brief Priority Classic Plus Bike Review

It’s got a lot of advantages and few disadvantages compared to chain-driven models. I don’t know how the company managed to get belt-drive bikes down to such a low price… While I still think the Priority Bike is great, I also think that even the large size is too small for anyone over six feet tall.

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User Ratings

94/100 based on 82 ratings
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