The Sada Bike
Folding bikes are obviously fantastic but they often come with a difficult choice: large wheels and limited portability, or small pack-size but with tiny little wheels. The Sada Bike eliminates this compromise by utilising standard bicycles dimensions—it uses 26-inch wheels—but incorporating a sleek, hubless design that means as the frame folds away (to the size of an umbrella) it comes apart from the wheels to maximise portability. Pretty nifty huh?
There’s nothing new about a rain cape. Cyclists have been wearing these for decades. But cycling apparel manufacturers have spent millions trying to perfect the wet weather jacket, and Dutch company VanMoof has really knocked it out of the park. The ingenious design, called The Boncho, is a fully waterproof poncho packed away in a small bag that is ready to pop out, throw over your head and fix to the bike’s handlebars for a fully waterproof, breathable ride that covers both your arms and legs. Genius.
The Soma Saga
The Soma Saga is an affordable reliable touring frame built to take you to remote places – who would want to risk being stranded in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. The robust Tange Prestige heat treated CrMo tubing is designed for heavy loads. The frame set up provides comfortable all day riding with a taller head tube and extra long chainstays to ensure panniers are not in the way. Low climbing gears are available with the wide range 9 speed (11-34T) cassette. Set up a Saga and head off bravely in search of the ideal pleasure tour.
The Spurcycle Bell
In the world of high-end bicycle bells Spurcycle is one of the kings. Precision made of premium nickel brass and stainless steel; the bell has a distinct dome shape and comes in a brushed steel or matte black diamond-like coating. It’s beautifully designed, substantial, and was the beginning of the humble bicycle bell being treated as not only a functional accessory, but also a beautiful one. And though the cost may seem a little steep, the reason the bell is so popular is that it backs the belief that not all items should be disposable.
The Electron Wheel
Ever thought about getting an electric but either decided they’re too expensive, or just too bulky? Well, now you can have the best of both worlds. The Electron Wheel converts your traditional bicycle into an electric, pedal-assist bike. It contains a powerful motor, smart and intuitive sensors, and an efficient battery that delivers plenty of kick to transform your ride. Just replace your existing front wheel and experience your bike in a whole new way. Simple as that.
The Bookman Cup Holder
There’s something so satisfying about drinking a cup of coffee, or tea, on the way to work but when you commute via bicycle it’s a little hard to combine the two – enter the Bookman Cup Holder. No longer will pot-holes, bumps and quick stoppages impede your morning hit of caffeine. This easy-to-attach holder ensures your cup is kept safe and snug on your morning ride to and from home, via your favourite coffee shop of course.
The Linus Bike Market Bag
The market bag is a double pannier made from rugged water-resistant waxed canvas with oil skin leather and solid brass hardware. This bag is tough but with looks to match. Once on the bike, the pannier is secured firmly with magnetic locks and firm snaps and is the perfect choice for a city commuter looking for the type of bag that will last.