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2012 Whyte Portobello Urban Hybrid Bike

2012 whyte portobello urban hybrid bike   2012 Whyte Portobello Urban Hybrid Bike

Engineered based on the high-performance mountain bike geometry of Whyte, the Portobello is one of the hottest urban hybrid bikes for 2012. Weighing in at 10.4kg, the bike features a 6061 hydroformed T6 aluminum frame that is custom-drawn and multi-butted with unique dropouts from Whyte.

Similar to all the Fast Urban bikes of Whyte, the Portobello guarantees high-speed maneuverability with its relaxed head angle as well as long wheelbase. On the other hand, excellent slow-speed maneuverability is offered by its shorter stem.

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Rides are definitely comfortable and fantastically responsive with the 2012 Whyte Portobello Urban Hybrid Bike. Thanks to its shaped, buttered and uniquely profiled rear stays and a high-quality Alloy front fork. Also, its rear hydraulic disc brake caliper can be mounted inside the rear triangle.
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2011 Identiti Persona Urban Commuter Single Speed

2011 identiti persona urban commuter single speed   2011 Identiti Persona Urban Commuter Single Speed

Identiti has used its exclusive Identiti Persona frame along with topnotch components to come up with an excellent urban fixie single speed bike, which allows riders to enhance and ride in their own personal style. Aside from its simplicity, this bike is strong and speedy.

With Taper Lock dropouts and BMX influenced double butted tubing, the Identiti Persona frame maintains smooth styling and reduced weight. On the other hand, the frame enhances usability and provides extra strength.

BMX influenced strength, low-slung classic geometry, and silky looks are combined by the exclusive Identiti FFX fork. For riders who are looking for a nice complete urban fixie bike, the 2011 Identiti Persona Urban Commuter Single Speed makes for a great choice.

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2011 Halfords Urban Mover U-Sprite Electric Bike

2011 halfords urban mover u sprite electric bike   2011 Halfords Urban Mover U Sprite Electric Bike

Well-designed, plain, and reasonably priced, the 2011 Halfords Urban Mover U-Sprite Electric Bike takes pride in its specs that are thoughtfully put together. Including battery, this electric bike weighs in at 22kg, which makes it quite lightweight for an e-bike.

Contributing to this moderate weight are the mudguards, aluminum frame, rack and wheelset. With such weight, this e-bike does not need battery assistance to spin around town, despite its sit-up-and-beg riding position.

On the other hand, this e-bike is a little lumbering for hills with its high, wide bar and upright pedaling position. What makes the 2011 Halfords Urban Mover U-Sprite Electric Bike special is its attention to detail considering its low price. Thus, even after the electrics are outmoded, the bike can be a lasting investment.

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Bontrager Wingtip Urban Cycling Shoes

bontrager wingtip urban cycling shoes   Bontrager Wingtip Urban Cycling Shoes

There are a great many cycling shoes out there, however, they are mostly aimed at road and mountain cyclists. The Bontrager Wingtip Urban Cycling Shoes, however, are designed with a more urban taste to them, while still remaining tailored to cycling. They feature full leather uppers with a primary lace closure underneath a buckled hood. A rubber sole and nylon reinforcement help add flexibility and stiffness to the shoe. There is even reflective material in the mix for that nighttime safety. No word yet on availability or pricing, but maybe expect spring at Bontrager.

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