The commuting bikes in 100 USD price range

The commuting bikes in 100 USD price range

You may concern about the price when you want to have a sporty bicycle (a cross bike). While you can purchase a grandee's bike at 60+ USD, you need to pay 400 to 1,000 USD for a cross bike. Do I have any problem if I buy a reasonable cross bike at 100 USD? I'll answer to your questions.

The sporty (taste) bicycle from 100 USD price range.

A cross bike in 100 USD price rangeA cross bike in 100 USD price range. It looks expensive but it equips parts of grandee's bike.

You can actually find some sporty bikes around 100 USD.

You won't be able to enjoy light body and finely tuned gears of a sport type bike. But this is a good choice if you don't mind using a grandee's bike and want “cross bike style" only.

Some people may feel easy to start at minimum cost and buy more professional one when you save some money.
(See:A cost comparison with car commuting

A bit more sporty than a grandee's bike.

I can't say that a100 USD cross bike is a sporty bicycle, because;
* heavy (more than 33 lbs.) as it is not all aluminum made.
* Not smooth shift change

It is actually a kind of “cross bike taste” bicycle because of it's weight. But you can ride it like a cross bike and support your weight at 3 points, your arms, feet and hip. It is definitely more sporty than a grandee's bike.