Torker’s Graduate Mixte is an affordable ($640) stepthrough, disc-brake bike that we approve of. Fits riders from about 5’1″ to about 5’9″. Urban 9-speed gearing is a proven match for Portland’s hills, while keeping things simple and low-maintenance by avoiding the need for a front derailleur. Alloy (not plastic) chainring guard keeps the chain out of your pants. The disc brakes give you superior all-weather stopping power and control while requiring far less maintenance than rim brakes. Features toe clips (if you want them) and matching fenders.