Jul 8, 2021 Canyon.com
Jul 8, 2021 Canyon.com

City Bike Buyer’s Guide

Running your errands by bike is easy, healthy and often quicker than other methods of transport. Which city bike is best for helping you get around town?

City Bike Buyer’s Guide Let’s take a closer look at the perfect city bike

It’s a well known fact: commuting to and from work by bike increases happiness and productivity. Besides that, it’s often quicker and a much more pleasurable experience compared to driving or taking public transport. And even if you work from home but need to get around town quickly and efficiently, a city bike is the best tool for the job.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at the benefits of city bikes and which city bike is the best choice for you.


Why should I buy a commuting/city bike?

Bikes are the most efficient way of travelling. They require no polluting fuel, they’re cheap to fix and maintain and most importantly, they’re fun to ride. More and more governments are recognising the benefits of getting more bums on bikes by increasing safe cycling infrastructure and introducing schemes to encourage bike ownership and usage.

Advances in research and development mean that most of today’s commuter bikes are lightweight, comfortable and affordable. We want everybody to experience and enjoy the simple act of riding a bicycle and commuting by bike is one of the best ways of doing this.

City Bike Buyer’s Guide City bikes are perfect for busy lifestyles

Which types of commuter/city bikes are available?

City and commuter bikes are not a one-size-fits-all kind of bike. Your lifestyle is different to other people’s therefore you need a bike that’s perfect for all your day-to-day tasks. While some city bikes are designed to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, other bicycles are so capable and versatile that they can easily replace your car.

We designed our bikes so that there’s something for everyone whether you want a simple yet reliable no-frills bike, a step-through frame, a belt-drive hybrid bike or even a workhorse that can carry your groceries home after work.

A lot of our models also come in an e-bike version to give you power when you need it most. E-city and e-commuter bikes allow you to arrive at your destination sweat-free and raring to go.

What's the best bike for the city?

City life has a different meaning for everyone and that’s why we have such a broad range of city bikes. Using a bike as your key method of transport means you need a reliable bike with dependable components such as disc brakes, tyres and pedals coupled with a well-built frame fit for the road ahead.

City Bike Buyer’s Guide Boost your fitness and do your part for the environment by commuting to work.

Our Roadlite is one of the lightest hybrid bicycles you can buy at just over 8 kg. It’s perfect for zipping around town, to the gym or to a cafe to meet your friends. Clean lines and internal cabling keep the bike practical and stylish no matter where you’re riding.


As the electric sibling of the Roadlite, the Roadlite:ON comes with a 250 Wh battery capable of a range of up to 75 km. The integrated Fazua motor has three power modes which you can select from the touch remote on the frame or via the Bluetooth app.


Could the Precede:ON be the one city bike to rule them all? Maybe! A powerful Bosch Performance Line CX motor and 500 Wh battery means you can ride effortlessly around the city during the week and grab your weekend essentials at the market on a summer’s morning.

This award-winning bike’s optional integrated pannier racks can hold up to 25 kg of luggage and you can even tow the kids back home in a trailer.

Ergonomic handlebars and upright riding position make it a comfortable ride no matter the terrain beneath your wheels. It’s versatile, trustworthy and best of all, it looks great, too!

City Bike Buyer’s Guide Make life easier with an E-Bike

What's the best bike for commuting?

There are no rules for commuting bikes particularly if you already own a bike but if you’re looking for a dedicated commuter, you can’t go wrong with these options:


Lights, mudguards, action! The recently redesigned Canyon Commuter is made for year-round commuting. Its sleek design and carbon belt-drive ensure every commute is easy and comfortable. The Commuter comes in a range of configurations from a stripped-back simple bike that’s ready to go, all the way to a bike with integrated lights and racks for convenient and practical city riding.


The Commuter:ON combines a compact motor and strong aluminium frame into one of the lightest electric commuter bikes on the market today. It’s so light in fact that you can carry it up and down stairs whether you’re leaving your top floor flat or in a rush for the train.

City bikes compared

Roadlite Roadlite:ON Commuter Commuter:ON Precede:ON
Belt drive
Battery range 1 - 75 km - 75 km 100 km
Weight 2 8.82 kg 16.17 kg 11.38 kg 17.6 kg 21.06 kg
Integration options - - Pannier Rack
Pannier Rack
Pannier Rack
Price from 749 € 2.499 € 3.549 € 2.099 €
  • 1
    dependent on weight, mode and riding style
  • 2
    lightest specification possible
  • Payment & Financing

    Flexible easy ways to pay

    To make paying for your order as simple and flexible as possible we support multiple payment methods. You can choose at the end of the checkout process.

Have fun on your city bike!

We hope we’ve answered all your burning questions when it comes to finding the best city bike for you and your needs. Be sure to check out our other helpful articles in our blog. Happy cycling!

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