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 Long Commutes
Breezer Beltway 8
The Beltway 8 takes cues from dirt-ready rides (the designer was an original inventor of mountain bikes), including upright geometry and a flat bar that will make your back more comfortable on the long haul. Also aiding any commute is the eight-speed drivetrain, rack, fenders, and self-powered front and rear lights. Even with all those extras, the bike still weighs in at a reasonable 29.5 pounds. [$1,569; breezerbikes.com]