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]