Original 16 Speed

An affordable riding solution for town or country.

16 speed Shimano – Compliant steel frame – Drop bar or riser bar

Original 16 Speed

The Original 16 Speed was born out of demand. We listened to our customers and fans who loved the Original Single Speed but needed gears. So whether it’s town trips, beach trips or pub trips, the Original 16 Speed delivers. And it does this with heaps of fun. Built with the same proven geometry of the Original Single Speed it’s a joy to ride, and with added gears it caters for all gradients.

With a riser bar it is the ideal commuter bike, offering a more head-up ride position giving nimble, traffic-dodging handling. The drop bar option suits a longer ride with the compact drop bars putting your weight forward and your head down.

The 2 x 8 gear system, supplied by Shimano’s Claris groupset, couples up to a dual-ring Chasewood crank. Steel tubing allows for better bump absorption than stiffer aluminium or carbon, resulting in a smoother and more comfortable ride. And it’s unique too – there aren’t many people making steel road bikes any more, and certainly not at this price point. The established players in the industry have dictated more sophisticated and, ultimately, expensive materials are the “done thing”. But we still believe in steel and we’re confident that you will too after your first ride.

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