Photo: Courtesy of KonaWorld.com
With its wide, comfy seat and lightweight aluminum frame, the Kona Africabike ($449) is sleek, superpractical, and feels at home on a city avenue or a bumpy dirt road in sub-Saharan Africa, where Kona donates one bicycle for every two it sells. The free wheels go to home-healthcare aides, who can reach far more patients per day by bike than they would traveling on foot. The bike features a dropped bar (perfect for skirt-wearers) and a sturdy rear rack strong enough to carry a small child or a bag of medical supplies.
Kona AfricaBike, $449; KonaWorld.com