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Bike Bros. Cochrane, Alberta based bicycle shop. Serving Calgary, Canmore and Bragg Creek.

Bike Bros. | 128 River Ave., Cochrane, Alberta, Canada | phone:(403)932-7010

City and Commuter Bikes We Sell

Commuter & Flat Bar Road Bikes
Dual Sport/Hybrid
Drop Bar (Cyclocross & Touring)
Comfort Bikes

Commuter Bikes & Flat Bar Road

Almost any bike can be used for commuting. If you're buying a bike specifically for commuting, however, you will probably after a bike that balances light weight, durability, a fairly broad range of gears and strong/long lasting brakes. We like flat-bar road bikes for this purpose and have chosen models that have disc brakes. Other popular commuter options (for cyclists who ride road bikes often so feel comfortable with that general setup) would be cyclocross and touring bikes.

Raleigh Redux 2

Shimano 9 speed (1x9) Alivio drivetrain and Promax Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Aluminum frame & fork
A great bike design with "less is more" thinking for durability and simplicity. 27.5" x 2" tires are a great compromise between comfort, speed and traction.


Raleigh Redux 1

Shimano 8 speed (1x8) Acera drivetrain and mechanical Disc Brakes
Aluminum frame & fork
A great bike design with "less is more" thinking for durability and simplicity. 27.5" x 2" tires are a great compromise between comfort, speed and traction.


Giant Toughroad SLR 2

Acera/Alivio 27 speed, Shimano Hydro discs
High end alloy frame with carbon fork
This bike is like where the Redux and Roam meet. A durable, light performance commuter that could be a great touring bike.


Check our SALES BIKE page for more commuters

Rocky Mountain RC 50

Alloy frame with Carbon fork, Shimano 27 speed Acera/Alivio/Deore drivetrain and Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Narrow, high pressure 700c tires for high speed and easy rolling


Dual Sport (Suspension fork Equipped Hybrids)

Dual Sport, Cross Trail, X-Road - all branded names for essentially the same thing - a hybrid. A bike taking some inspiration from a road bike and some from a mountain bike. So: if you're looking for a bike that is more comfortable and rugged than a road bike for knocking around roads, pathways and dirt pathways, yet lighter and faster than a mountain bike, this is your guy.

A broad range of quality, comfort levels and interpretations of this bike exist. Common features are: suspension fork, flat handlebars, a fit that has less reach between saddle and handlebars, tires that are about 1/2 the width of mountain bike tires but on a slightly larger diameter wheel. This category has become very popular over the last couple years with a common story of 1/2 time commuter, 1/2 time riding with family on paths that may turn into little sections of dirt or light-duty off-road trails. Both the Giant and Marin offer excellent value - consider and try both to get one that feels just right for you.

2016 Giant Roam 0

Shimano 30 speed Deore shadow

upgraded wheels, tires, cranks, brakes, handlebars, seatopost and fork over Roam 1

carbon seatpost to absorb little bumps from upsetting your bum


2016 Giant/Liv Rove 1 (Ladies)

Shimano Deore 30 speed
Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Suspension fork with lockout and composite seatpost for rider comfort


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Drop Bar City and Commuter bikes

These are actually Cyclocross and Touring bikes found on our road bikes page. There are so many people using these to commuter we figured we'd put them here too. I consider these bikes to be the hardcore cyclists choice for a commuter. As much a decision based on getting a sexy bike as it is getting a practical commuter. Who cares though... as long as you're riding.

Notice how many of these bikes are equipped with disc brakes... just that much nicer for crud-weather commuting.

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2016 Giant Anyroad 1

Alloy frame and carbon fork with carbon seatpost

Sram BB5 mechanical disc brakes

Tiagra 20 speed with broad range of gears that are city appropriate

Secondary brake levers on "flats" of handlebars for easy access in city riding


2016 Giant Revolt 1

20 Speed Shimano Tiagra components

Alloy frame and carbon forks

tons of tire clearance, fender/rack mounts and built in downtube fender
practical commuter/tourer beginner cyclocross

TRP Spyre dual piston mechanical disc brakes

Wide handlebars for stability at slower speeds


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Comfort Bikes

This category of bikes serves 1 purpose. Make cycling enjoyable & fun for the casual cyclists - or is that 2 purposes?

2016 Raleigh Venture 4 Ladies

Comfortable and upright. 24 speed Shimano with EZ fire trigger shifters, suspension fork and seatpost

Broad comfy saddle and adjustable stem with comfortable handlebars


2016 Raleigh Venture 4 mens

Comfortable and upright. 24 speed Shimano with EZ fire trigger shifters, suspension fork and seatpost


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Fashionably Stylish Urban Bikes

There are a bunch of bikes we wish we could bring in but we just don't have endless amounts of space. So here are a few that we think are well done.

2016 Raleigh Detour Ladies

Shimano Altus 24 speed, light comfortable, stylish, simple.


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Be Prepared

Just because you're riding within city limits doesn't mean you don't have to think ahead. For every twit who breaks a bottle, there is a good chance to get a flat tire. For every nice day, is another nice day that turns nasty - Quick! For every you, there are a thousand other cyclists.

The point of this isn't to philosophise, it is to remind you to be self sufficient. Carry a pump, tube, patch kit and little emergency repair kit. A windproof vest folds away to nothing but can be the difference between getting just a little chilly and freezing your but off. Lastly, remember a light and bell.

While we're speaking of bells and stuff. Many walkers and joggers don't like us cyclists - and in some cases they have good reason. We, as cyclists, must remember to be courteous and give pedestrians enough room that they aren't alarmed or threatened as you pass.

A last tid-bit. Obey the laws. Every one of us is an ambassador for cycling. While dumb-asses in their Ford Subdivisions can do what they want, we pay the penalty of injury, death and spoiling the image of cycling every time we break the law. Lets not give the vehicle drivers anything to bitch about!