The Sub $1000 Commuter

Commuting by bike is an adventure. It's a way to discover a new appreciation for the city you live in. A way to exercise, without it feeling like exercise. And a way to see the world in a manner which you may have forgotten.

The question is, how do you start?

We've put together a package of some of our best selling and most practical items, to make it simple for anyone interested in commuting by bike. These are by no means the cheapest items of each category. Instead, they are tried an true bikes and accessories that can stand up to the abuse of daily commuting. Much of what we're listing is used daily by our staff of urban cyclists.

The best part, is that a bike and all the accessories you'll need to start commuting comes in under $1000. And the only fuel you'll need is an extra sandwich at lunch.


Trek 7.2 FX Disc $580

  • One of Treks best selling city bikes
  • This disc brake version provides sure stopping in all weather conditions
  • Boasts a wide range of gearing, perfect for the hills of Austin
  • Comes with rack and fender mounts
  • Light enough to ride fast, yet features a comfortable, upright riding position

Giro Foray Helmet $65 ($55.25 with bike purchase)

  • Offered in multiple sizes for the perfect fit
  • Has a low profile, stylish look
  • Well ventilated
  • Comes in several different colors

Blackburn Central Combo $65 ($55.25 with bike purchase)

  • Front and rear light combo for better visibility
  • USB rechargeable
  • Mounts easily to any bike or bag
  • Slim, unobtrusive design

Chrome Bravo Night $180 ($153 with bike purchase)

  • Boasts a large reflective back panel for better visibility
  • 100% waterproof
  • Like all Chrome bags, features a lifetime warranty
  • Has an integrated laptop sleeve and plenty of pockets

Kryptonite Series 2 Bike Lock $55 ($46.75 with bike purchase)

  • Comes with a 4 foot cable for extra security
  • Includes a bike mount
  • Provides industry leading protection for your bike

Floor pump, flat kit & multi tool $105 ($89.25 with bike purchase)

  • The Topeak Joe Blow floor pump is a staff favorite
  • Bontrager flat kit has everything you need for flat repair
  • Multi-tool included with flat kit

And this is simply a package that we put together by walking the sales floor! With our wide selection, and our everyday 15% off accessories with any bike purchase, building your own personalized package is easy.

As always, bike purchases come with a lifetime of free brake and derailleur adjustments. Or you can sign up for our Monday Maintenance Class to learn how to do this all yourself. We've got showers, 24 hour service, great coffee, and a friendly staff of commuters, ready to show you the ropes.




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