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Video: Six of the best urban bikes

Check out the most interesting bikes for riding around town

Urban bikes have come a long way recently and here’s a video showing six of the most interesting and up-to-date options that we spotted at Eurobike a few weeks ago, including models from Scott, Cannondale and Bianchi.

The bikes we’ve selected here are pretty diverse. Scott’s Sub Evo 10, for example, uses a Gates Carbon Drive belt rather than a chain while the Rabeneick Niagra comes with a two-speed kickshift hub.

Cannondale’s Conto 2 has a single-legged Lefty fork and hydraulic brakes from Magura while the big feature of the Schindelhauer Thin Bike, as the name suggests, is its ability to be stored flat in order to take up the minimum of space. The pedals fold in and you can spin the bars using a clever quick release system.

Bianchi use a lightweight road bike frame at the heart of the Via Nirone Flat Bar for fast commuting but Hey Cycle go down a completely different route with the mixte version of their bike.

Check out what’s on offer. There might be something that suits your needs perfectly.

Click here to read all of our stories from Eurobike 2014 - the world's biggest bike show.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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