Box Dog in recent times has been known for the specialty steel randonnuer, cross, sport road, and touring bikes that we stock. However as a shop full of bike commuters and daily riders we find virtue in stocking some really awesome commuter specific bikes too!
In a bike shop for 8 hours a day 5 days a week I hear a lot of the same desires expressed for what people are looking for in a commuter bike. Everyone wants a bike that is light, fast, comfortable, and under $200. While some of these things certainly are very possible finding them all in one bike is rare. I generally just try to direct people to something that is going to fit their budget and needs as adequately as possible.
The Uptown 8 is the only aluminum bike we carry. I think that speaks for how much we like it. Philosophy aside this bike has everything you need to commute daily
When you purchase a bike, you often have to factor in between $100-$200 for fit and accessories. The Uptown 8 comes fully stocked with fenders, a dynamo generated lighting system, a cafe lock, a kickstand, a rear rack, and even a bell! The Uptown has a very comfortable upright ride and with a standard diamond frame and a step through option you'll be sure to find something that fits you right.
Come by the shop take one for a test ride today!