Urban bikes are made for the everyday urban environment we all live in. Urban bikes can be used to travel short and medium distances including commuting or courier work going shopping running errands or heading out to social activities. Urban cycling encompasses any cycling done simply as a means of transport rather than as a sport or leisure activity. It is the original and most common type of cycling in the world. Urban bikes have many standard features to enhance their usefulness and comfort. Chain-guards and mudguards or fenders protect clothes and moving parts from oil and spray. Kick stands help with parking. Front-mounted wicker or steel baskets for carrying goods are often used. Rear luggage carriers can be used to carry items such as school satchels. Panniers or special luggage carriers enable the transport of goods and are useful for shopping. Trailers of various types and load capacities may be towed to greatly increase cargo capacity. Urban cycling is believed to have several social and economic benefits. Policies that encourage utility cycling have been proposed and implemented for reasons including: improved public health individual health and employers’ profits a reduction in traffic congestion and air pollution improvements in road traffic safety improved quality of life improved mobility and social inclusiveness and benefits to child development. Port Melbourne Cycles stock a number of high quality brands of urban bikes including Focus and Cannondale. Focus has long been acknowledged as one of the leaders in the manufacture of high quality racing and mountain bikes. Their passion for cycling excellence shows in each frame. Focus is committed to pushing the boundaries of cycling manufacture to improve the cycling experience for everyone from the casual cyclist to the commuter to the urban cyclist to the world’%%semi%%s cycling elite. Cannondale has proven to be one of the most fantastic all round bike manufacturers with frames available for all riders from beginners to racing cyclists. They provide easy transition from pavement to dirt casual riding to high speed racing making their bikes a joy for all riders. Check out the options below or contact the experts at PMC today for advice!