BD Cycle Safety Campaign - top five bikes for architects
As part of the BD McGee Cycle Safety Campaign, we asked independent bike shop OnYourBike to reveal the top bikes they recommend for architects
Brompton Folding Bike – as ridden by Glenn Howells!
Brompton is the iconic folding bike brand. A UK manufacturing success story, the Brompton is sold in over 30 countries worldwide. The Brompton was conceived as a product that increases people’s independence and freedom, and this concept is still at the heart of everything they do - bikes that customers can rely on wherever and whenever they use them.
Bikes start at £700 and allow the customer to customise the bike in a hug variety of ways – from colour, gearing and handlebar shape through to luggage, tyre and lighting options.
Trek Project One Domane and Madone
2013 Trek Domanes and Madones have just been released. The new Madone comes with cutting edge Kammtail Virtual Foil design on the tubes designed to save power and make the bike faster. Due to be ridden at this year’s Tour De France, the bikes are available through Trek’s Project One scheme allowing the customer to choose the paint scheme and components (electronic gear shifting anyone?) to create a truly original one off design. Prices start from £1000 with the sky being the limit.
Trek District – Belt Drive
Utilising a Gates carbon belt drive (as used on Harley Davidson motorbikes) instead of a chain, the Trek District is a great looking, minimalist, single speed bike ideal for city commuting. Low maintenance and clean trouser legs all in one! £700
The Cannondale Badboy pioneered the urban stealth bike philosophy. Coupled with outstanding, unique design features such as single-sided forks and System Integration, the Badboy was the bike that many manufacturers tried to copy. Prices range from £600 to £1200
1 by 10 is the new trail bench mark. Featuring an 11-36 10-speed rear cassette and a single chain ring with a light weight chain device, this full suspension bike has all the trail taming attributes needed to slay a local DH trail or the steepest of trail centre runs - then pop up the block and spin you back up to the top. The ultimate technology laden mountain bike – it doesn’t get more modern and up to date than this (well for now anyway!)