We've covered 8 of the best summer cruiser bikes with bold frames, springer seats, shiny leather saddles and Shimano internal gear hubs!
Beware... these are probably some of the cutest bikes we have ever seen and we're super jealous we're not taking them all out for a spin.
[part title=" Felt Claire Womens 2014 Cruiser"]
Blending modern components with Victorian graphics and sensibilities, the Claire cruiser from US bikemaker Felt is sure to brighten up even the dullest day with its vibrant orange paint job and cream coloured tyres. Keeping things straightforward, the Claire has a reliably strong steel frame, three-speed Shimano gearing and a coaster brake for minimal mechanical fuss, plus high handlebars and a springer seat for a silky ride. Next stop, Miami beachfront!
Price: £379, available from Felt Bicycles.
[part title="Schwinn Starlet Cruiser Bike 2013"]
It’s coffee or smoothie to go with the Schwinn Starlet Cruiser – its unique cup holder means you’ve got refreshments on tap as you cruise round town. Things are kept super simple with an aluminium frame as a base to which a single speed drivetrain and coaster rear brake have been added. Comfort is the name of the game with the wide wheel base and topped off with Schwinn’s cruiser-specific saddle.
Best Price: £299.95, available from On Yer Bike.
[part title="Avanti Women's Ubo 2 2013"]
Take an easy ride to the shops on Avanti’s Ubo – with a carrier up front and an upright seating position, it’ll take you back to the simple pleasures of riding a bike. An aluminium frame is married to an eight-speed internal gearing system and a coaster brake at the rear with a traditional V-brake at the front. A seat the size of an armchair and swept-back handlebars complete the stylish woman about town picture.
Price: £700, available from Paligap.
Best Price: £385, available from Wiggle.
[part title=" Bobbin Birdie Two Tone"]
Turn heads on this special edition of the Bobbin Birdie, Two Tone, available either as pictured in green and pink, or yellow and white. Swishing around town, the park or country lanes, you’ll arrive with a smile on your face thanks to the reliable ride that carries you and your stuff with no fluster. A three-speed Sturmey Archer hub and protective mudguards complement a steel frame – the Birdie is crying out to be pedalled out in pride of place.
Price: £399, available from Bobbin Bikes.
Best Price: £299.95, available from Wiggle.
[part title="Pashley Britannia"]
Classic styling, traditional workmanship and a heritage to be proud of, the Pashley Britannia is the quintessential British cruiser, as happy taking in the sights round town as pedalling through England’s green and pleasant land. With an authentically lugged and brazed hand-built frame, you’ll arrive in style and as fresh as a daisy thanks to hard lined mudguards and chainguard, a Brooks B67 sprung leather saddle and five-speed Sturmey Archer hub gears. Tally ho!
Price: £675, available from Pashley.
[part title="Electra Amsterdam Classic 3i Womens Bike"]
Laid back styling and bike position is paired with a shout it loud colour scheme on Electra’s Amsterdam Classic 3i women’s bike. Built along Dutch bike lines, it’s got the comfy upright riding position, parcel rack and enclosed drivetrain – in fact, the protector extends to cover a third of the rear wheel, so you can be confident you’ll arrive as clean as when you started. Three-speed Shimano hub gears will see you serenely from A to B and you’ll be the envy of all of Venice Beach.
Price: £618.99, available from www.bikes2udirect.com.
[part title="United Cruiser Tiki Mood"]
Embrace your inner Honolulu spirit and take a ride on the Tiki Mood from United Cruiser. Decorated with hibiscus flowers native to Polynesia and Hawaii, the vintage candy red colour paired with whitewall tyres is enough to transport you to the sea in a flash. Bold details and a reliable three-speed Shimano internal gear hub help to ensure the surfin’ spirit is alive and well when you’re astride the Tiki Mood!
Price: £895, available from United Cruiser.
[part title="Alpha Plus Cruiser 26" Patrol Womens Mint"]
Cruising in the sunshine couldn’t be more fun than on this, the Cruiser Patrol from Alpha Plus. Take on the boardwalks in style and draw admiring looks from every angle with the mint paintjob and cruiser details. A Shimano seven-speed shifter and 26" wheels will make short work of getting to and from the beach, where you’ll be the envy of all the cool kids.
Price: £279.99, available from Alpha Plus.
Best Price: £251.99, available from Velopy.
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