Rapid Transit Cycleshop employees ride their bikes all over the city, and they definitely have some strong opinions. In Staff Quick Pic(k)s we’ll highlight our staff members and some of their favorite products. Here’s our North Ave. store salesperson Gillian on a bike she enjoys:
The Surly Cross-Check is one of those few bikes that can do pretty much whatever you throw at it.
It’s incredibly versatile, with a nice snappy geometry and a ton of options for customization. Throw on some fenders and racks, and it makes a killer cargo-ready commuter that can handle Chicago’s rough streets year-round. Take them back off, and you’re ready to race.of cycling
I love the buttery smooth feeling of Surly’s chromoly steel, which absorbs plenty of shock off the road without too much flex.
The best part is that Surly makes their bikes in tiny sizes– down to a 42cm! For “fun-sized” folks like myself, it’s hard finding a bike that’s small enough but still performs well. You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a Cross-Check, and that’s pretty darn close.