Coolest commutes on two wheels

Over the last 5 years, commuting by bike has risen 25%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Dozens of companies have sprung up to fill the demand.


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This folding bike from Tern is ideal for city dwellers. At just 21 pounds, it's light enough to lug up a flight of stairs. When folded, it's about the size of a carry-on bag -- easily fitting into tiny apartments or taxi trunks.

The lightweight, compact size and 10 gears will set you back about $1,800.

The company, founded year and half ago, has seen growth rates of 20% to 30% despite the generally lackluster economy.

  @hargreavesCNN - Last updated November 18 2012 12:50 PM ET

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