Best for Rough Roads

Raleigh RXS

Everything that makes the RXS ideal for cyclocross makes it great for commuting, too. The single-speed belt drive is balanced to put you in a good all-around gear, while grippy Clément tires mounted to wide 23mm rims add stability to any ride on imperfect, gritty bike paths and rutted roadways. Cushy bar tape dampens jarring, and the geometry is designed for quickness. [$1,550; raleighusa.com]