Carbon-belt-drive bikes are a growing trend among commuters — and with good reason: They're grease-free, low-maintenance, and offer a longer and smoother ride. You'll be hard-pressed to find a commuter bike that doesn't have a belt drive option, and now the wide selection is more affordable, too. Whether your route is a few miles or down the block, we picked five of our favorites new commuters that will keep your khakis clean.
Best for City Streets
This is the best deal on a multigear belt-drive bike in the U.S., but it's inexpensive, not cheap. In fact, the sturdily built bike comes loaded with extras such as fenders, a rear rack, disk brakes, and even a bell and kickstand. The aluminum build will keep rust at bay, too. At 31.5 pounds, it's no featherweight, but with an ample three-speed drivetrain, there's no urban route it can't handle. [$849; rei.com]