5 bikes you’ll want to ride as soon as you see them

Winter months are tough – icy mornings, windy evenings, and lots of darkness. In fact, this Monday we even had ‘blue Monday’ – reportedly the most depressing day of the year.

We’re sure London Cyclist readers won’t be feeling too down – after all, you know the joys of a bike ride – but we’ve got 5 super cool bikes to cheer you up, just in case January is getting you down…

The Bubble Wrap Bike

There are few things more satisfying than popping bubble wrap, and this creation by Eric Buss allows you to do it, en masse, whilst cycling, too…

The Mountain Bike Made for Two

Tandem Mountain Bikes are common enough that quite a few major brands manufacture them.

Riding in tandem is a great way to get out and enjoy cycling with a loved one – and with front suspension, disc brakes and Schwalbe High Gravity Tyres, you’ll both be set for excitement riding this Lapierre Tandem X2 Race Hardtail

Just make sure the rider in front remembers the rear rider has no suspension, and might not be able to see that tree…


The Ice Bike

Icy outside? Fight Ice with Ice! This creation works well, provided you’re riding on ice, in freezing conditions. Useful.

Strida bike

This one is perfect for commuters who need a smart, simple solution to wheeling their folder around when not riding it. The Strida Bike is a triangular bike, that folds in a way that makes it easy to wheel, just like  a shopping trolley.

The Strida is available in a range of colours – just to make sure you stand out…

The Bamboo bike

Not so crazy, actually – bamboo is a super strong material, and actually it can be made to look pretty beautiful with the right care and attention…



Those are five of our favourite. Have you seen any cool bikes out there? 

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6 Responses to 5 bikes you’ll want to ride as soon as you see them

  1. rafael bertola 23/01/2015 at 7:58 am #

    There is the recicled PET bike. Very clever.


  2. Andy ZE 23/01/2015 at 4:49 pm #

    I have a Strida. You may want to ride it as soon as you see it, but you will soon get off it and refuse any further offers of a ride!

    @Rafael – That PET bike is really interesting. Thank you for the link.

  3. Nathan 23/01/2015 at 10:05 pm #

    I would suggest montague boston… http://www.montaguebikes.com/assets/images/bostonlg2012.jpg
    I got one and ride it fixed gear…

  4. Peter 24/01/2015 at 7:56 am #

    The blurb on the Strida site says
    “Real cool appearance (The only folding bike
    in the industry that doesn’t make you look like
    a “granola type”)”
    which I think is a bit off-putting.
    I like Granola personally, but even if I didn’t I might not be impressed by that

    • Andy 24/01/2015 at 1:25 pm #

      A very short wheelbase with very narrow bars, saddle adjustment that puts taller people’s knees closer to the bars, makes this bike a novelty and not a serious machine. It is often referred to as a circus bike. After less than 2 miles on mine I decided that it made a great decoration, but I would only ride it again if I was desparate to get noticed.

  5. Phil 27/01/2015 at 9:53 am #

    I remember riding a Strida back in 1990; very unstable, the belt kept falling off and the solid tyres made the ride very uncomfortable on less-than-smooth tarmac. Not a practical bike on-or off- UK roads.

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