Whether it’s riding for fitness and fun, or simply as a way to get around, the key to a good street riding experience is efficiency. An efficient ride lets you go faster and farther, on less effort. In that sense it’s not much different from a racing bike, which is why our street machines perform so well— we’ve taken our hard-won racing know-how and applied it to these street bikes.
Our Commuters have been some of the most sensible, fun, easy ways to get from here to there. And they’re better this year with the addition of SlidePad, an ingenious single-lever braking system that simplifies braking while reducing the possibility of brake-induced endos to practically zero. Commuter 4 still gets one of the trickest drivetrains ever, the infinitely variable NuVinci hub with its eerily smooth power transmission.
The Codas continue to shine as perennial favorites for fitness rides and longer commutes. So much so the Coda Sport has officially become our best-selling bike, and shows no signs of relinquishing the title. We’re clearly knocking it out of the park with this one, with its intuitive control layout and sensible spec.
Allegro just keeps getting better, with the addition of the Allegro Comp Disc. And its crossover cousin, the knobby-equipped Allegro X, gains more versatility with slightly more aggressive geometry and frame clearance for more aggressive tires to give it true dual-purpose capability.