Having just moved our homes and office into the Park Modern, located in Seattle’s urban but eclectic University District, some of the folks here at BUILD llc are looking into a practical, yet well designed way to get around town. We’ve done some homework and have come up several very good candidates for modern, urban bicycles (also referred to as commuting bicycles, but that sounds so serious). Here is the BUILD modern cycle comparison so far, let us know if there are any other great bicycles out there that should be considered:


Manufacturer, Bike, Country, Price, website


Jorg & Olif, Scout, Holland , 1 speed: $495, 2 speed: $595, http://www.jorgandolif.com/

Jorg & Olif





Kildemoes, Street, Denmark, ~$980, http://www.kildemoes.dk/





Masi, Soulville, Italy, ~$800, http://www.masibikes.com/





Gary Fisher, Simple City, USA, $???, http://www.fisherbikes.com/

Gary Fisher




Dutch Bicycle Co., Artisan, Big Roadster, Holland, ~$1500, http://www.dutchbikes.us/special_artisan.html

Dutch bicycle co




Biomega, Amsterdam, Denmark, ~$1250, http://www.biomega.dk/biomega.aspx




Triobike, England, Bike, ~$2000, http://www.triobike.com/