The Bike Club: Are you already into the most Eco-Friendly means of Transport?

Agostina Martino 2021-10-19

If you are fully into a sustainable way of life, you may probably already be into the bike club, but, may also probably just be thinking about going into it. Or looking for better equipment! Here you will find five great options for the most eco-friendly means of transport.

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First you will find a short review of our selected products and then you can read more about each one, including our likes and dislikes.

Our Top Pick Bike Club

Most Versatile - Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid Road Bike 24 Speed Disc Brakes

Great alternative for the ride to work or a weekend fun over varied terrains. You will receive it directly from the factory ready to be assembled and tuned. A truly versatile option to join the bike club! Buy on Amazon

Best Vintage Style Option - Vilano City Bike Men's 7 Speed Hybrid Retro Urban Commuter

If you are an urban biker, this is the option for you. The Vilano Hybrid City Bike is a great bike for riding in town, on errands, or paved bike paths and rail trails. Beautiful retro urban style frame for a stylish bike club. Buy on Amazon

Most Practical - Vilano Urbana Single Speed Folding Bike

This cool model is ideal for street use. Easy folding to no space storage and you will receive almost fully assembled. A really cool bike club style! Buy on Amazon

Most Comfortable - Schwinn Discover Hybrid Bike for Men and Women

This Hybrid Bike is a perfect option for a comfortable riding either for men or women. It has a sporty but fancy appearance, perfect for a varied use and a versatile kind of bike club. Buy on Amazon

Higher Performance - KGK Adult Folding Electric Bike for Adults Teens Seniors

This option is more that a bike: it is an electric bike perfect for every kind of user. If you were looking for a bike club, here you have a premium one! Buy on Amazon

Now you can read more about each type of bicycle, including our likes and dislikes.

Most Versatile - Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid Road Bike 24 Speed Disc Brakes

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3_5

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What I Like

  • Performance hybrid road bike

  • Hydroformed alloy performance hybrid frame and fork

  • Disc brakes for great stopping power

What I Don't Like

  • Disassembled from factory

  • Tuning require before using

  • No assembly directions included

Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid 24 speed is an awesome bike for the ride to work and weekend fun, perfect for joining the bike club no matter the weather! The disc brakes provide plenty of control and stopping power in varied conditions. Means the perfect option for commuters. You will find it suitable to go distances over varied terrain with ease. Also, ideal for weekend group rides or an afternoon on the rail trail. It is important to choose the correct bike size for safety and comfort.

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Bike arrives directly from the factory and requires assembly and tuning before use. It does not include assembly instructions, so if you are not an expert, you may probably look for help. While assembly of this factory direct bike is simple, it takes time and specialized tools which are not included. The brand recommends bringing it to a local shop for a safety check/tuning by a qualified bike mechanic prior to riding and at regular intervals thereafter.

Best Vintage Style Option - Vilano City Bike Men's 7 Speed Hybrid Retro Urban Commuter

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Sustainable Warriors Score
4_5

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What I Like

  • Fancy vintage style for urban use

  • 7 speed twist grip shifters

  • Platform pedals and locking kickstand

What I Don't Like

  • Assembly & tuning are required

  • Just one size available: 53cm

  • Not suitable for complex terrains

Vilano Hybrid City Bike is a great bike for riding in town, on errands, or paved bike paths and rail trails. Ride upright with the hybrid/cruiser handlebars. The matching suspension saddle and comfortable grips are stylish, with a classic look, perfect for the ones who are looking for a fancy bike club joining. It includes water bottle mounts and rack eyelet attachment points on the sturdy steel frame: you'll be ready for the commute or to grab groceries!

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It includes a 7 speed control in the twist grip shifter so, you will be able to roll over hills and speed through flat neighborhoods. However, it is not a montaing or complex terrain bike, so, you will have to take care of that to avoid unpleasant breaks. Comes in just one frame size, 53 cm with a stand over height of 31.5" and you will need to assemble and tune it before using.

Most Practical - Vilano Urbana Single Speed Folding Bike

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Sustainable Warriors Score
2_5

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What I Like

  • Lightweight aluminum folding bike with coaster brake

  • Quickly and easily folds for storage

  • Super Lightweight - Weighs only 21.5 lbs.

What I Don't Like

  • Just suitable for flat areas

  • Just for 140 lbs or less users

  • Not for hard daily use

This is a great urban commuter in flat areas. The Vilano Urbana is a really lightweight commuter bike, perfect for a cool bike club style! It is also a single speed, you can fold it easily to storage in a small space. Requires minimal maintenance but just suitable for temporary use, not strong enough for a hard daily use. It includes a comfortable saddle, and rack/water bottle mounts. Consider the Vilano Urbana the ultimate stylish solution if you are short on space but still want to zip around town on your terms.

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This bike will arrive mostly assembled in a large cardboard box. I would only recommend the bike be used for street use only, no hills, and only if you are 140lbs or less. Otherwise, the frame will probably buckle under your weight and continual use down hill.

Most Comfortable - Schwinn Discover Hybrid Bike for Men and Women

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Sustainable Warriors Score
4_5

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What I Like

  • Hybrid bike for comfortable commuting and neighborhood rides.
  • 21 speed shifters with rear derailleur offer precise gear changes
  • Suspension seat post, hybrid saddle, and ergonomic grips that provide extra comfort

What I Don't Like

  • Instructions to assembly are rather vague
  • Heavy bike, not suitable for flat living
  • It need frequent maintenance

This option is perfect for riding in comfort and style. The Discover 2 Hybrid Bike by Schwinn`s rear carrier offers convenient cargo space while fenders help protect you from splashes and grit. 700c wheels fit riders 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall. Schwinn alloy hybrid frame with fit geometry and suspension fork provide a smooth ride and alloy linear pull brakes deliver exceptional stopping power.

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Great for commuting and neighborhood rides. It has a suspension seat post, Schwinn hybrid saddle, and ergonomic grips for extra comfort. The 21 speed shifters with rear derailleur offer precise gear changes, while alloy linear pull brakes deliver exceptional stopping power. Something I find great: the Discover 2 includes a limited lifetime warranty for as long as you own the bike. Enjoy the freedom of riding and joining a high performance bike club!

Higher Performance - KGK Adult Folding Electric Bike for Adults Teens Seniors

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Sustainable Warriors Score
5_5

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What I Like

  • Ergonomic handlebar design for comfortable handling.
  • Perfect for many kinds of people for riding and having a fun trip
  • One-click folding, easy to store in the car's trunk, very convenient.

What I Don't Like

  • Super heavy
  • A little slow

KGK electric bike is suitable to be used in the electric mode or regular one. It is equipped with a 350W 10.4AH lithium battery. Under electric mode, you can ride up to 25 Miles as per charge and further, 45 Miles can be achieved if you use pedal assist mode. Fast charging only need 3-5 hours. It can be a Pure Electric bike, a Pedal-Assist bike and Normal bike, all in one! With the LED smart meter button, you can choose the 5 Levels speed modes of electric bike and assisted bike according to your needs. Three riding modes switch easily for enjoying a long time travel, and also exercise.

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It Is shipped 90% assembled and it is designed for DIY assembly. On average, it only takes most customers 30-35 minutes to fully assemble this ebike. You have to know it is a heavy model to handle and the speed can semm you a bit slow, but, anyway, for sure it will be less demanding than a common bike!

Have you already chosen your ideal kind of bike club? With all these options you have no excuses to join this amazing means of sustainable transport!

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Agostina Martino

Fashion and textile designer. Working on sustainability. Entrepreneur, creative and university teacher.

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