Modeled after classic Dutch commuter bikes, the Amsterdam gives you everything you need for jetting around a cityand strips away everything you don't. Its steel frame can handle the bumps and grinds of crowded bike racks and won't buck you off when you hit potholes. And its three gears are all you need: Even in hilly Santa Fe, we never wanted more. But it's the user-friendly niceties that make this such a luxe cruiser: full fenders to curb the spray, an enclosed chain guard so you won't grease up your slacks, and a burly rack for lashing your briefcase or groceries. 39 lbs; electrabike.comBonus: The generator headlight means you'll never be stuck in the dark with dead batteries.Bummer: The covered wheel well and chain guard clatter in the bumps.
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Brand: Electra $550
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