Founded in 2010 in Stockholm, BIKEID have – to this day, 9 years on – a refreshing outlook on the world of wheels. Eschewing extravagant details for the absolute necessary, each bicycle is a statement of intent: a fully-functioning, high-end bike that looks great and rides better. We are regularly asked what the best commuter bike is and how to get into cycling to work, we invariably reply: have you heard of BIKEID? In order to clear up this mystery, we've set out five of our favourite models below.

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Pale Beige Diamond 1 Bicycle
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Pale Beige Diamond 1 Bicycle
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Pale Beige Diamond 1 Bicycle

BIKEID Pale Beige Diamond 1 Bicycle

The perfect urban ride begins with BIKEID’s Diamond 1 singlespeed bicycle. The brand’s signature high-end component specifications shine through on the smooth, responsive ride that epitomises the joy of riding a fixed gear commuter bike. You can’t help but feel that this bike is an extension of your own body as you zip from A to B. A double-butted Chromoly frame and Novatec singlespeed hub form the foundation of this racer, lending it a balance and longevity that is hard to match. If you're an experienced rider looking for a swift morning turnaround, look no further.

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Brushed Nickle Diamond 7 Bicycle

BIKEID Brushed Nickel Diamond 7 Bicycle

Built for speed, BIKEID’s Diamond 7 bicycle is geared to be one of the most exhilarating rides of your life. From the first spin you’ll be hooked thanks to the Shimano Nexus 7 internal hub and double-butted Chromoly frame. Luckily, a slim grip shifter and high-end Tektro brakes mean that you have full control of this city bike no matter how quickly your legs take you. While the frame’s shape looked amazing before, the brushed nickel-plated makeover has added a sparkle that’s hard to forget. Complete with gears, this variation of the Diamond is a better option for riders who sometimes prefer a relaxed potter but are no stranger to the full-power sprint.

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Matte Black Diamond 7 Bicycle
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Matte Black Diamond 7 Bicycle
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Matte Black Diamond 7 Bicycle

BIKEID Matte Black Diamond 7 Bicycle

We’ve already sung the praises of BIKEID’s Diamond 7 model, and where the brushed nickel-plated frame of our previous selection has a polished feel, the matte black frame and forks of this iteration communicate something much darker and more mysterious. Rediscover your city cycling at high speeds with the help of double-bottomed lightweight alloy rims.

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Chrome Step-Through 2 Bicycle
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Burgundy Step-Through 7 Bicycle

BIKEID Chrome Step-Through 2 Bicycle

Step-through bicycles have long been seen as the more comfortable but less speedy counterpart to the traditional diamond frame. We’d have to agree with the comfort, but with the introduction of BIKEID’s Step-Through 2, the speed gap is beginning to narrow. With little effort, this commuter bike will hit smooth speed without breaking a sweat thanks to the lightweight 17kg frame. Well-suited to a commute free of large hills, this frame gives you the option of a quick getaway but prefers a steady pedal to your destination. 

BIKEID Burgundy Step-Through 7 Bicycle

The older sibling of the Step-Through 2, Step-Through 7 features 7 speeds to give you a complete range of pace for your ever-changing day. As well as a front rim brake, this model boasts a coaster brake operated by the foot, a feature rarely seen in the modern day, compounded by the noble burgundy palette, this versatile ride blends old and new to original and utilitarian effect. As with the Step-Through 2, opt for this frame for a more laid-back cycle, though the Step-Through 7 offers more gears meaning more freedom for different terrains and inclines – a commuter bike for all seasons.

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Chrome Majestic E-Bicycle

Shop all of BIKEID’s builds and invest in your favourite new pastime.

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