Original and fun new bikes were introduced at the London Cycle show last weekend. Among our favourite were a little electric bike and super stylish folding bicycles… Here’s more:
The Founder-S is a folding bike by koga miyata. It is stable and comfortable to ride, details we liked were the built-in spherical back light and luggage rack All so stylish. Price 995
The Mezzo is a new great looking folding bicycle, created by ex-Formula 1 engineer Jon Whyte. It is well balanced, which means comfortable ride and good control of the bike. Is it going to replace the Brompton? We reckon it stands a chance. The Mezzo is out in January 2005 and will cost about 500.
The Moulton is a must-have if you want to look good on the road; and also a strong, safe and comfortable touring bike. It is a small-wheeled bicycle with good suspension and a very stiff frame made out of a lattice of thin metal tubes. It is not a folding bike but it comes apart easily for stowing away in a car boot. There are different models, with 8 to 24 speeds, manufactured to order. Prices range from 695 to 5000.
The euro mini ebike is a folding electric bike. This little thing can go up to 15mph and has a range of up to 12 miles — not huge, but great in the city. Folded, it is 81 cm long and it weighs 21 kilos without the battery a 36 volts NIMH battery that can be charged in 5 hours at a standard 220 volt wall outlet.