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In time for Bike Month, 18 amazing city bikes that you can’t get for $20 on Craigslist

With Bixi’s baby steps and an ever-increasing demand for bike lanes, it seems that bicycles have gained momentum as a primary source of transportation in Toronto streets. To kick off Toronto Bike Month, our choices for some of this summer’s slickest rides:

Trek Earl

Its name is Earl. This steel-framed single-speed has a flip-flop rear hub, for both fixed-gear and single-speed setups. But its secret weapon is the split top tube, which can holster a U-lock or crack open a surreptitious beverage. The Earl comes in black or blue, like the officer who might have a problem with said afternoon libation.

Duke’s Cycle, 625 Queen St. W., 416-504-6138,, $509.99; Trek Bicycle Store of Toronto, 2063 Yonge St., 416-481-8735,, $489.99