Pure Cycles Urban Commuter Bike

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31.00 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Pure Cycles Urban Commuter Bike. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

14 reasons to buy

  • A chromoly frame, disc brakes, SRAM drivetrain and WTB tires spoke good value.
  • The SRAM X4 shifter offered responsive gear changes.
  • Tektro M280 mechanical disc brakes halted riders swiftly.
  • An 8-speed drivetrain suited urban errands and commutes.
  • Aficionados found the curved, ‘klunker-style’ frame to be good lookin’.
  • The Urban Commuter’s ride position was comfortable and easy in the city.
  • An owner described this deceptively casual commuter as unexpectedly nimble.
  • The ‘Peli Blue’ colorway was admired for its understated style.
  • ‘Urban Arc’ handlebars mix vintage, cruiser and modern aesthetics.
  • Online instructions were easy to follow for some buyers.
  • Buyers were pleased with direct-sale, ‘full-assembly’ options.
  • Versatility? One parent enjoyed riding rail-trails while using a baby seat.
  • WTB’s ‘Comfort V’ saddle was, reportedly, ‘v. comfortable’.
  • A lifetime frame and fork warranty reassured owners.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A test-rider felt that the weight was a little on the heavy side.
  • Some owners felt that instructions didn’t cover brake and derailleur adjustment.
  • A few owners pointed out that paintwork was vulnerable to scratching.
  • One reviewer didn’t gel with the WTB saddle.

Bottom line

The Urban Commuter Bike sets a good example for other direct-sale manufacturers. This rig has a chromoly steel frame, where others use heavy and unforgiving Hi-Tensile steel. This bike uses quality components; a SRAM drivetrain, Tektro mechanical disc-brakes and WTB saddle and tires. No upgrades are necessary. In addition, the bike employs ‘new-vintage’ styling with a curved top-tube, ‘arced’ handlebars and a ‘looptail’ rear triangle. Weight is on the heavier side, but with a chromoly steel frame the trade-off is excellent vibration absorbance and a smoother ride. Extra delivery options allow the bike to be arrive fully assembled at your front door or fully tuned for pick-up from your local bike shop.

Expert Reviews

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KevCentral

Pure Cycles Urban Commuter Bike | Cruiser Styling + Commute Friendly

I like that I can ride something that has some classic styling yet maintains all the necessary commuting elements… with that chromoly frame… SRAM drivetrain… disc brakes… for [this price]… I’m a fan.

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User Ratings

86/100 based on 19 ratings
  • 5 star
    58%
  • 4 star
    32%
  • 3 star
    0%
  • 2 star
    5%
  • 1 star
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Rankings

Compared to other bikes
#75 Best Commuter - City
Bottom 40%
#41 Best Beginners
Bottom 50%
#191 Best of All Bikes
Bottom 30%

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