From folding stars to flat-out racers, here are five bicycles to take the grind out of your daily trip to work.

This article titled “Five great commuter bikes” was written by Martin Love, for The Observer on Tuesday 29th May 2012 11.17 UTC

I’ve been commuting to work by bicycle for more than 25 years; endless hours of stop/start riding on grimy roads pockmarked with deadly potholes. Not only is it a battle against the weather, but you’re taking your chances with zoned-out pedestrians, aggressive minicabbers and myopic lorry drivers, too.

But that was the bad old days. The past few years have seen an explosion of urban cycling and the pastime is now basking in something of a golden moment.

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