Specialized Globe Daily 1 - $550
The Daily 1, a city bicycle designed by Specialized Bicycle Components' subsidiary Globe, is built for commuting with style and speed. Though its full fenders and silver bell may suggest a sluggish commuter bike, Bicycling magazine says this lightweight aluminum bicycle's exceptionally large tires and silver caliper brakes offer nimble steering and highly effective speed control, especially on descents. Plus, the Daily 1's basket has enough room for a chihuahua. Or more practical applications.