If you are thinking of buying a bike, the first thing you should consider is what you want to use it for and the type of terrain you’ll be riding on, as well as any special needs you might have. If you are looking for a bike especially for getting around the city, then keep reading.
Generally, bikes are for getting from A to B, but you don't have to pay for petrol, insurance or parking, which means you can save a lot of money over a month. You can also save yourself from waiting in traffic jams and the hassle of using public transport on a daily basis.
Comfort is of utmost importance when you are riding to work, shopping or just riding for pleasure. City bikes are the most comfortable bicycles; they have an upright riding position that is not exhausting at all. The Reptila 500 is our top of the range city bike for 2015. It’s rich features are as follows: The frame geometry was developed with Hydroforming technology, making it extremely comfortable. The distance between the handlebars and the saddle is short, and the short wheel-base also contributes to comfort, and allows for easy manoeuvring. The cabling is hidden inside frame, which is not only a design feature, but is also more practical for city riding as there are fewer protruding parts.
Grab the ergonomic grip and feel the soft palm support that is comfortable even on long rides. The aluminium luggage compartment can take up to 25 kg without compromising manoeuvrability. The spring-loaded seat post and the Velo comfort saddle provide extra comfort.
The Shimano Inter eight hub transmission is particularly reliable and ensures smooth operation in a closed, weather resistant, system. This bike requires minimal maintenance. The hub dynamo, which is integrated into the front wheel, is durable and strong, while acid-resistant spokes are especially robust. The SchwalbeRoadCruiser tires with reflex wire offer a medium puncture-proof feature, and are recommended for travelling on concrete due their asphalt patterned tread.
The front lamp produces 15 lux its slim design is integrated into a well thought out housing. The rear light is also a high-performance thin LED lamp with a delay function. The Shimano Alivio V brakes, which are integrated into the 500 series, are light and highly effective but also very simple to service.
The men’s frame version is available in 54 and 56 cm sizes and in a clear black colour. The Wave frame version is not only for women, as lots of men also prefer it for easy overstepping. The W variant is available in 45 and 50 cm versions in white and red.