The Uptown’s aluminum frame is light and robust and the durable 26- inch wheels, nimble for city streets, can carry heavy loads. All Uptown models come with racks, fenders, kickstands, and bells. Most models also come equipped with fully enclosed chaincases that preserve chain and clothing, and lights powered by dynamo hubs that require no batteries. The top-end Uptown even has a built-in frame lock. With these features, plus 3 or 8 speeds operated with a simple twist shifter and Joe’s proven geometry, it’s no wonder the Uptown won Bicycling Magazine’s Editors’ Choice award for “Best Commuter Bike” four years in a row.