In praise of the commuter bicycle

Specialized Sirrus

The bike I use the most is my commuter bike. It’s a flat bar Specialized Sirrus, equipped with full-length mudguards, rack and dynamo lights. I ride it almost every day – a 12 km each-way commute. Not a huge distance, but enough to work up a sweat, and I’m lucky enough in my day job at Spotify to be well looked after as a cycle commuter (indoor cycle parking with decent racks, showers, towels). Oh