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 Speed Demons
BMC Alpenchallenge AC01 Alfine 8
At 23.5 pounds (light for a commuter), this is a fast and nimble bike thanks to a racer-inspired, steeply angled fork that aids handling. An eight-speed internal drivetrain provides plenty of power for climbing hills, and Shimano hydraulic disk brakes add serious stopping force, even on rain-slicked pavement. [$2,299; bmc-racing.com]