Originally Posted by OMI1150GS
Get a cyclocross bike. You can't beat it for riding in the city.
Most efficient, adaptable bicycle out there. Put on skinny tires and race it in a crit, fat knobby tires and ride it like a mtn bike. (at least I do!)
I love my Gunnar Crosshairs. Very nice riding bicycle!
There's a bunch of lower cost options: Surly is the one that comes to mind first.