Everything tagged with singlespeed

Blog post: Bike review: Mango Fresher

MANGO FRESHER£309www.mangobikes.co.uk Unlike the vast majority of bikes tested by the London Cyclist team which are sourced direct from a manufacturer or distributor, the Mango came via a different route – as a present from friends ...

Blog post: London Classics: Condor

Tom Bogdanowicz revisits one of London’s most famous marques, Condor Cycles  What do Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Bradley Wiggins and Jon Snow have in common? The answer is that they’ve all owned Condor bikes. Given that Jon Snow wo...

Blog post: VIVA Bellissimo 1, £549, www.evanscycles.com

  Viva is a Danish company that's been making stylish bikes for a couple of decades. More recently, Evans Cycles has started importing select models from the company’s extensive line-up, including this Bellissimo 1, which is availabl...

Blog post: VIVA Bellissimo 1, £549, www.evanscycles.com

Viva is a Danish company that's been making stylish bikes for a couple of decades. More recently, Evans Cycles has started importing select models from the company’s extensive line-up, including this Bellissimo 1, which is available in a...

Blog post: GENESIS Flyer 2010, £599.99, www.genesisbikes.co.uk

The Flyer is the UK brand’s entry-level road bike and it's closer to singlespeed winter training/track bikes than trendy urban fixies, with drop bars and standard positioning of brake levers rather than messenger bars and centre brakes. ...

Blog post: B’TWIN Elops City, £109.99

www.decathlon.co.uk French sports chain Decathlon — with its megastore at Surrey Quays — has always produced suprisingly good bikes at killer prices and, at one sixth of the cost of others reviewed here, the Elops City is no excepti...

Blog post: KONA Paddy Wagon 2010, £595, www.konaworld.com

The Paddy Wagon is the least expensive of Kona’s three-bike singlespeed road range, with the £895 Band Wagon and extravagantly priced £1840 Grand Wagon completing the pack. This third iteration (named after designer Paddy Wh...

Blog post: COOPER T100 Monza, £595, www.cooperbikes.com

The Cooper brand is legendary in motorsport, but in 2010 the company launched its first bikes, designed in the UK, built in the Far East. As well as the flat-bar Monza, there’s a bull-bar T100 Sebring singlespeed at the same price, and t...

Blog post: TREK District 2010, £750, www.trekbikes.com

You need to get close to see what makes the District so unique — it uses a belt-drive rather than regular chain (see inset). The technology’s been around for a few years, though only a handful of companies have really trialled it, ...

Blog post: FOFFA Prima, £450, www.foffabikes.co.uk

  What started out at a small flat in south-east London has turned into a thriving business producing colourful fixed gear, singlespeed and vintage bikes. Its signature singlespeed Prima range comes in a variety of colours, sizes and compo...

Blog post: RACER ROSA Lombardi, £1000, www.racerrosabicycles.co.uk

    At first glance the Lombardi may apear expensive, however, you have to realise that this is a custom bike, with a frame built precisely to an owner’s dimensions. You also get to choose a specification that suits your pocket...

Blog post: SPECIALIZED Langster 2011, £569, www.specialized.com

  The 2011 steel Langster is something of a head-turner, with its chromed frame and forks offering more than a nod to earlier Bianchi Pista models. In fact, it sells itself more as an urban-track bike than the others tested here &mdas...

Blog post: COOPER T100 Monza, singlespeed, £595, www.cooperbikes.com

The Cooper brand is legendary in motorsport, but in 2010 the company launched its first bikes, designed in the UK, built in the Far East. As well as the flat-bar Monza, there’s a bull-bar T100 Sebring singlespeed at the same price, and two...

Blog post: GENESIS Flyer, singlespeed, £599.99, www.genesisbikes.co.uk

The Flyer is the UK brand’s entry-level road bike and it's closer to singlespeed winter training/track bikes than trendy urban fixies, with drop bars and standard positioning of brake levers rather than messenger bars and centre brakes. T...

Blog post: KONA Paddy Wagon, singlespeed, £595, www.konaworld.com

The Paddy Wagon is the least expensive of Kona’s three-bike singlespeed road range, with the £895 Band Wagon and extravagantly priced £1840 Grand Wagon completing the pack. This third iteration (named after designer Paddy Wh...