Best for City Streets

Novara Arkham

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]