This small, New York City–based brand builds simple, utilitarian bicycles designed for transportation. The Continuum Onyx, at $999, represents the apex of the brand’s line, with a slew of commuter-focused features wrapped in ultra-stealthy, matte-black paint.
A virtually maintenance-free Gates Carbon belt drive with a NuVinci rear hub handles shifting smoothly, and dynamo-powered front and rear lights never need a charge. Fenders keep you dry in wet weather and a rear rack is included, rounding out a bike that eliminates just about any excuse for not riding. $999, 33.8 lb.