While most great-looking retro bikes forgo the tech that makes riding easier and more fun, Trek embraces both style and substance with the Steel District, an utterly urbane ride that combines timeless aesthetics (fenders, basket, riveted saddle) with modern stuff (mechanical disc brakes, nine-speed Shimano drivetrain), all aboard a vibration-reducing steel frame. Meaning you'll look just as dashing on the way to work – but you'll be going a hell of a lot faster. [$700; trekbikes.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
Plus: Building a Bigger Action Hero
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
The Interpreters We Left Behind
The Rise of Cyclocross
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.