Best City Bike for 2020

19 February, 2020
best urban bicycles 2020

Fixies are not for everyone, and there is no problem in that. Just as we did the top 10 of fixie bicycles of 2019, today we bring you the TOP 10 of urban bikes of 2020. There is so much variety of urban bike types that the strange thing is not to find the right one for each cyclist. With low bar, with high bar, for having a relaxed position, ready for bike-packing, with a sportive, classic or modern look.

If you are thinking of buying a city bike and do not know which one to choose, you are in the right place. We have created this TOP 10 of the best urban bicycles so that you can compare them and choose the most suitable urban bicycle for you of this 2020. In the following list you can find the description of each bicycle, its main features and our opinion.

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List of the 10 best urban bicycles 2020

This is the official list of the best city bicycles in our Santafixie online store.

  1. Santafixie Raval Yellow Sunset
  2. Vitoria City Bike 7S
  3. Fuji Feather Gold Flake 2020
  4. Santafixie Raval Matte Black 30mm 2v
  5. Vitoria Nyxtralight Urban
  6. Fuji Declaration 2020 – Satin Black
  7. Pelago Bristol
  8. Foldable Dahon Vigor D9
  9. FabricBike Commuter
  10. Fuji Touring bike 2020 – Dark Blue

Analysis of the 10 best urban bicycles of 2020

1. Cinelli Tutto Plus Crystal Blue Persuasion

Santafixie Raval Yellow Sunset - Single Speed Bicycle

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Description

The Santafixie Raval is the urban bicycle par excellence in our catalogue. As our own brand, we have invested all our experience and desire to cycle around the city on it. A bike designed and manufactured entirely in Barcelona, with an aluminium frame and fork and quality components to explore every corner. A classic fixie model to which we have added new colours that make it more attractive.

Details

  • Frame and fork: Aluminum 6061.
  • Crankset: 46T and 165mm.
  • Pedals: BMX FK platform.
  • Hubs: Sealed. Flip-flop rear hub.
  • Cogs: Fixed 16T and free 16T Included.
  • Wheels: Santafixie 30mm (low profile) or 60mm (deep profile).
  • Tyres: Chaoyang Mini Shark 700x28C Anti-punctures.
  • Handlebar: Riser, Bullhorn or Drop bar.
  • Stem: Aluminum 31.8mm.
  • Brakes: Radius Type Caliper (front and rear brakes included).
  • Saddle: San Marco Monza.
  • Seat post: 27.2mm.
  • Bottom bracket: Sealed. 107mm.
  • Weight: 9.5 kgs (52cm).

Our review

The Santafixie Raval is the best option to get started in the world of single-speed cycling – a totally affordable model with the quality guarantee of our own manufacture. It has the aggressiveness typical of urban bikes, but you can adapt it by choosing between riser, track or bullhorn bars. You will have a lightweight bike, 9.5kg and a 46×16 teeth development that will allow you to control the bike and still ride quickly.

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2. Vitoria City Bike 7S Steel – Black

  • Brand: Fuji
  • Model: City Bike 7S
  • Price: £279.40 £259.60

Vitoria City Bike 7S Steel - Black
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Description

The Vitoria City Bike 7S is a city bike, perfect for moving around the city on a regular basis and enjoying the streets in comfort and without rushing. With a steel frame and aluminium wheels, the Spanish brand fulfils its motto of making bikes for life. This is a true multi-purpose machine for any type of user thanks to its suspension and triple crankset, and which also includes mudguards and a rear luggage rack for greater functionality and ease of care.

Details

  • Frame: Steel
  • Suspension: Zoom / Spinner 700
  • Group: Shimano Altus 3 X 7 V
  • Derailleur: Shimano C50 7V
  • Shifter: Shimano 7V
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Altus
  • Crankset: Triple chainring
  • Brakes: Shimano V-brake
  • Brake Discs: 160 mm
  • Wheels: aluminum
  • Tires: Vittoria Adventure 32C
  • Stem: Dimmable
  • Handlebar: Ergonomic
  • Saddle: Comfort
  • Seatpost: 27.2
  • Quick release
  • Bottom bracket: BSA
  • Frame weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Includes: Mudguards, rear rack

Our review

If you are looking for comfort and a durable bike for the city, you can be sure that the Vitoria City Bike 7S is made for you. A bicycle within the reach of anyone, perfectly equipped for any circumstance and with a design that adapts to all kinds of users.

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3. Fuji Feather Gold Flake 2020

  • Brand: Fuji
  • Model: Feather Single Speed Bicycle 2020
  • Price: £538.00

Fuji Bikes Feather Single Speed Bicycle 2020 - Gold Flake

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Description

For yet another year, Fuji continues to bet on its Feather model: a classic among the Japanese brand’s urban bikes. It is a powerful machine of little more than 10kg, with a chromoly steel frame and high quality components. Designed very similarly to a track bike, it includes front and rear brakes so that you can enjoy the city safely without forgetting the performance it can give, which we have already warned you about – it is a lot.

Details

  • Frame: Custom Drawn Elios 2 Chromoly Steel w/ outer-butted seat tube.
  • Rear Triangle: Elios 2 custom butted Chromoly.
  • Fork: Elios 2, Flat crown Chromoly, 1″ Threaded Steerer.
  • Crankset: Alloy Track Style, 46T.
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA, sealed cartridge bearing.
  • Pedals: Alloy w/ alloy cages.
  • Chain: KMC Z410A, single-speed.
  • Wheelset: Alex rims, double wall, stainless spokes.
  • Hubs:32h, high flange alloy track hubs. 16T fixed cog w/ lockring, 16T freewheel.
  • Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 25c, 26tpi.
  • Brake Set: Tektro. Alloy dual-pivot.
  • Brake levers: Promax. Alloy, 2-finger.
  • Headset: 1″ threaded, caged bearings.
  • Handlebar: Alloy, Track-style drop bar, 25.4mm.
  • Stem: Alloy Quill, -18° rise.
  • Tape/grip: Keirin-style Track Grip.
  • Saddle: 5 Pivot w/ steel rails.
  • Seat post: Alloy, Aero 27.2mm.
  • Weight: 22,54lbs. / 10,22kg.

Our review

The Fuji Feather Gold Flake is a bike for convinced fixie users. The fact that both its geometry and the handlebars, grips, pedals… are of the track style, allows the user to take rides through the city but does not make it ideal for everyone, especially when thinking about a first bike. However, thanks to its unmistakable classic and elegant design, you will be riding a single-speed bike for real urban cyclists.

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4. Santafixie Raval Matte Black 30mm – 2 Speeds with Coaster Brake

  • Brand: Santafixie
  • Model: Raval Matte Black 30mm 2V
  • Price: £471.60

Santafixie Raval Matte Black 30mm - 2 Speeds with Coaster Brake

 

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Description

The Santafixie Raval is our bike, a pretty, light, manageable and resistant bike, but fixie (or single-speed). The fact of having only one gear is an impediment for some people who live in uneven areas so we wanted them to enjoy a Raval as well. We searched for a solution that allowed us to maintain aesthetics and low weight but adding a gear, and we did by mounting the Sturmey Archer two-speed rear hub. The rest of the bike is exactly the same as the conventional Santafixie Raval. Also available in Raw finish.

Details

  • Frame and fork: Aluminum 6061.
  • Crankset: 46T and 165mm.
  • Pedals: BMX FK platform.
  • Rear hub: Sturmey Archer S2C Hub with 2 internal speeds and coaster brake.
  • Cogs: 18T Included.
  • Wheels: Santafixie aluminum double-walled 60mm profile.
  • Tyres: Kenda Kwest 700c x 25.
  • Handlebar: Riser, Bullhorn or Drop bar.
  • Stem: Aluminum 31.8mm.
  • Brake: Radius Type Caliper (front included).
  • Saddle: San Marco Monza.
  • Seat post: 27.2mm.
  • Bottom bracket: Neco B910 103mm.
  • Weight: 11.5 kgs (52cm).

Our review

The aesthetics of a two-speed fixie is the solution for those who have significant slopes in their daily commutes. In any fixie you can play around with the gear ratio, mounting a smaller crankset and a larger sprocket, but this negatively influences the cadence in plain or downhill.  The Sturmey Archer S2C 2-speed internal hub allows us to climb unevenly in a comfortable way and at the same time achieve a good speed in plain without nearly any inconveniences. It increases the weight of the bicycle a little, by approximately one kg, and you cannot install a rear brake.

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5. Vitoria Nyxtralight Urban Superlight Bike – Electric Blue

Vitoria Nyxtralight Urban Superlight Bike - Electric Blue

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Description

The Vitoria Nyxtralight Urban is a truly multipurpose, light and resistant bicycle. With a frame weighing only 1.2 kg and a carbon fork, the bike is equipped with disc brakes and will allow you to ride on all kinds of surfaces. The design of the bike allows wider tires to fit in, and you can also adapt it to the use you want to give it by keeping the straight handlebars or choosing a riser or dropbar model.

Details

  • Frame: 7129 Aluminum alloy, Vitoria Nyxtralight Disc.
  • Fork: Carbon Disc Brake.
  • Wheelset: Aluminium.
  • Crankset: 39T.
  • Tires: Vitoria Zaffiro.
  • Tire Clearance: 700C up to 32mm.
  • Group: SHIMANO Altus 8v.
  • Pedals: Not included.
  • Brakes: Mechanic Disc brakes (160mm).
  • Stem & Handlebar: Aluminium.
  • Headset: Tapered. 1 1/8″ /1.5″.
  • Seat post: Synthium, Ø 31,6.
  • Frame weight: 1,2 Kg.
  • Fork weight: 450 g.

Our review

The Vitoria Nyxtralight Urban is a great choice especially if you are thinking of giving it a more diverse use. Its cadence is adapted to urban cycling, to which it is perfectly suited, but it can easily be adapted for road, gravel or even cyclo-cross competitions.

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6. Fuji Bikes Declaration Single Speed Bicycle 2020 – Satin Black

  • Brand: Fuji Bikes
  • Model: Declaration Single Speed
  • Price: £448.20

Fuji Bikes Declaration Single Speed Bicycle 2020 - Satin Black

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Description

With the Declaration model, Fuji offers another model of urban bicycle much more adapted to all publics. This is also a single speed model with front and rear brakes of unquestionable quality, with a chromoly frame and fork and great components. To make this bike more versatile, there is a flip-flop hub on the rear wheel to fit the bike as required, as well as a straight handlebar for less aggressive handling.

Details

  • Size:49cm, 58cm, 61cm, 55cm, 52cm
  • Color:Purple, Satin Black
  • Main frame:Fuji Hi-ten steel with chromoly seat tube
  • Fork:Fuji Hi-Ten steel
  • Crankset:Single, 46T
  • Bottom bracket:Sealed cartridge
  • Pedals:Resin platform
  • Cassette:17T fixed cog/ 17T freewheel
  • Chain:KMC Z410A
  • Wheelset:Alloy high profile, 28H/ 32H, stainless spokes
  • Tires:Thick Slick, 700x28c
  • Brakeset:Alloy dual pivot caliper
  • Brake levers:Alloy
  • Headset:FSA, 1 1/8” threadless
  • Handlebar:Alloy, 10mm rise
  • Stem:Alloy, 17° rise
  • Tape/Grip:Velo single lock-on
  • Saddle:Retro rivet
  • Seat post:Alloy, 27.2mm
  • Weight:11.53 kg

Our review

You can experience fixie bikes in many ways: with the Fuji Declaration you will know what a fixed-gear urban bike is, so you can have perfect control over your movements around the city without having to ride a model that is too aggressive or similar to a track bike. With a sober and attractive design that’s even more reminiscent of city bikes, you’ll be able to get the most out of your city without a big investment.

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7. Pelago Bristol Classic City Bicycle – Black

  • Brand: Pelago
  • Model: Classic City
  • Price: £696.10

Pelago Bristol Classic City Bicycle - Black

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Description

The Pelago Bristol, and every Pelago bicycles, have been designed and manufactured with the aim tho make them last until the year 2050. The Bristol model is a high-bar bike, with classic geometry and vintage details. Built on steel frame, it has a 10 year guarantee on the paint work. It is available in 3 selectable models at the time of purchase: freewheel with coaster brake, 3 speeds with coaster brake or 3 speeds with front and rear caliper brake.

Details

  • 3 Models:
  • a) Freewheel with coaster brake.
  • b) 3 speeds with coaster brake.
  • c) 3 speeds with front and rear caliper brake.
  • d) 8 speeds with front and rear caliper brake.
  • Frame sizes: 56 cm / 61 cm.
  • Frame and Fork: TIG welded steel, powder coating, 10 years warranty.
  • Fork: 1” Threaded fork, steel. 5 years warranty.
  • Drivetrain: Shimano 1-coaster, NX3-CR, NX3-RR.
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Delta Cruiser 37/622 (with puncture protection).
  • Saddle: Brooks B17 honey.
  • Handlebar: Pelago Parisian Steel L.
  • Crankset: Aluminium with integrated chainguard, 170 mm, 44d.
  • Brake levers / shifter: Tektro / Shimano Nexus.
  • Brakes: Shimano coaster brake or Tektro R559 road type (3 speeds).
  • Rear wheel: with possibility of freewheel (Shimano 19d), 3 speeds.
  • Hubs: Modus / Shimano.
  • Wheels: 28″ (622) double-walled polished and anodised 6061-T6 alloy.
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Delta Cruiser 622-37 with anti-puncture protection.
  • Stem: Pelago 40 mm.
  • Seatpost: Polished 27,2 mm.
  • Mudguards: Galvanised and powder-coated steel 50 mm.
  • Accessories: Reflectors, kickstand and bell.

Our review

La Pelago Bristol es la elegancia hecha bicicleta. Evoca a las bicis de los años 30 y 40, con manillar cruiser, guardabarros, sillín clásico Brooks B-17 y elementos en cromado. También incluye de serie elementos reflectantes, caballete y timbre. La Pelago Bristol nos encanta, no solo por su diseño clásico, sinó también por su geometría, que nos permite adoptar una posición erguida, muy cómoda y segura ya que podemos ver por encima del tráfico.

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8. Dahon Vigor D9 Folding Bicycle – Black/Blue

  • Brand: Dahon
  • Model: Vigor D9
  • Price: £1,122.80 £897.30

Dahon Vigor D9 Folding Bicycle - Black/Blue

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Description

Not all folding bikes radically different from a standard one when it comes to pedalling: the Dahon Vigor D9 is a folding bike with a remarkable weight of 11.7kg, thanks to its aluminium alloy frame which allows you to have a totally normal performance when cycling around the city. It has 9 different speeds, so you can ride over different surfaces and not suffer from the unevenness of the route. This a model can be folded in about 10-15 seconds, so it will never become a problem.

Details

  • Weight: 11.7 kg.
  • Folded size: 66 x 34 x 81 cm.
  • Speeds: 9 with SRAM 9 rear derailleur and Trigger shifters.
  • Recommended cyclist height: 145-195 cm.
  • Maximum recommend rider weight: 105 kg.
  • Frame: hydroformed Dalloy alloy tubes, forged hinge, patented V-Clamp technology.
  • Fork: Integrated, alloy Dalloy.
  • Handlebar post: Radius T, Fusion technology, forged in double conical aluminium.
  • Handlebar: 6061-T6 aluminium, flat.
  • Headset: Dahon Fusion+ Zero Stack with sealed bearings.
  • Grips: Dahon Ergo.
  • Saddle: Dahon Logo.
  • Seatpost: Dahon aluminium, 34 x 580 mm.
  • Seatpost clamp: Dahon Turtleneck.
  • Brakes: Dahon V-Brake, aluminium, linear spring.
  • Brake levers: Dahon, aluminium.
  • Rims: Double-walled aluminium.
  • Front hub: 20 spokes.
  • Rear hub: 28 spokes.
  • Crankset: Forged 6061 aluminium, crankset protector, 52T.
  • Cassette: 9 speeds, 11-32T.
  • Bottom bracket: Sealed, square.
  • Pedals: Foldable.
  • Chain: indexed KMC 9s.
  • Frame securing system: Magnetix System.

Our review

If you need a folding bike because you have to carry it on public transport, avoid taking up space at work or at home… but you don’t want to give up optimum performance on your routes, the Dahon Vigor D9 is an indispensable option. With it, you will be able to overcome any type of route and have the comforts of a folding bike without hardly adding weight or wasting time on technical complications.

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9. Bicycle FabricBike Commuter Grey

FabricBike Commuter Bicycle - Grey

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Description

Another bike for everything. In this case even to have fun in the mountains. The FabricBike Commuter is a commuter bicycle, as its name indicates, for daily commutes around the city, but its wide tyre clearance allows gravel-kind tyres to be installed, with which it is possible to ride unpaved paths and roads without any inconvenience. It also features SRAM quality parts, such as the rear derailleur, and WTB saddle and tyres, specifically the 32c Slick Comp.

Details

  • Frame: Chromoly 4130, tapered tubes.
  • Fork:Chromoly 4130 with eyelets for racks.
  • Gear shifter: SRAM® X4 (8 speeds).
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM® X3.
  • Brake levers: Tektro® 289A.
  • Handlebar: 620mm FabricBike.
  • Wheels: Aluminum 25mm profile, FabricBike.
  • Tyres: WTB® Slick Comp 700 x 32C.
  • Hubs: Neco, aluminium, sealed bearings.
  • Crankset: Aluminium cranks and chainring of 42 teeth with chain guard.
  • Brakes: Tektro® M280 disc brakes.
  • Stem: Promax MA-409 aluminium.
  • Saddle: WTB® Comfort V.
  • Weight: 13,75kg.

Our review

For less than £360 you have in the FabricBike Commuter a bicycle to start cycling, to go to work and to go out on weekends. It is not the lightest bike on the market, but we do not believe it is an inconvenience for the type of use given to this commuter bike. It is robust, with a good finish and has quality components. Security is provided by the Tektro M280 mechanical brake discs. For us it is an excellent bicycle option.

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10. Fuji Bikes Touring Bike 2020 – Blue

Fuji Bikes Touring Bike 2020 - Blue

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Description

The Fuji Touring is a bicycle that you can ride around the city and that is also perfectly fit for cycle tourism. In fact, being equipped with a rear rack and with the option to install up to three bottles onto its frame, it’s perfect even for long trips. Its geometry and certain components make it look more like a road bike, available in different sizes, for a truly overall performance.

Details

  • Size: 49cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm, 64cm
  • Main frame: Reynolds 520 chromoly, rack & fender mounts, Triple bottle mount, Pump Peg & Chain Hanger
  • Fork: Chromoly with 1 1/8” steerer, low-rider water bottle and rack mounts
  • Crankset: Shimano Alivio, 48/36/26T
  • Bottom bracket: Shimano SM52 sealed cartridge
  • Pedals: Touring with clips & straps
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Alivio, 28.6mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Shifters: Microshift bar-end
  • Cassette: Shimano, 11-34T, 9-speed
  • Chain: KMC X9
  • Wheelset: Shimano Deore 36H hubs, Vera Corsa DPD20 double wall rims
  • Tires: Vittoria Randonneur, 700x37c, 30 tpi
  • Brakeset: Shimano Alivio linear pull
  • Brake levers: Tektro RL520
  • Headset: FSA, 1 1/8”, sealed
  • Handlebar: Oval Concepts 310 Ergo, 6061 alloy, 31.8mm clamp, 133mm drop, 4° sweep
  • Stem: Alloy, 3D-forged 6061 stem body, ±7°
  • Tape/Grip: Oval Concepts 300 bar tape, suede
  • Saddle: Oval Concepts 344, steel rail
  • Seat post: 6061 alloy, 27.2mm diameter
  • Carrier: Fuji Alloy with Strap
  • Weight: 13.55 kg

Our review

If you want to get a bike that you can use both for your urban needs and also for sport and adventure, the Fuji Touring is the best option. You can comfortably cycle on roads and even use it for long trips, both for its complements and for its design. Comfort and versatility, beautifully combined for a multipurpose machine.

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