When the easy autumn air is plentiful, and you don't have to worry about sweltering temperatures making you sweat or winter weather freezing your fingers, it's pretty much the ideal weather to bike to work. After all, a leisurely bike ride certainly beats sitting in rush hour traffic or standing uncomfortably in a crammed subway train. Plus, it's a lot more invigorating than that morning cup of coffee. Recently, Schwinn released two durable, well-built models under $1,000 that have some pretty versatile features, and implement some masculine baskets into their designs—so you can easily store a bag for the work week, or maybe some groceries on your way home.
The 4 One One
Outfitted with a Sturmey-Archer 5-speed drivetrain. Shifting gears has never been easier.
A front basket is molded into the handlebars—a great example of pragmatically attractive design.
An aluminum frame makes for a lighter bike, perfect if you live in a walk-up apartment or take your bike into your office.