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Bike review: Urban Arrow Family

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With Dutch smarts, this electric motor assisted cargo bike delivers the goods for a household. Simon Vincett test rides. The grocery shop seems an unlikely occasion for an enjoyable cycling experience but this is the bike to make this mundane chore a triumph. I could park just outside the door, unload straight from the trolley
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Smiles per hour

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Is there a better measure of something’s value than the smiles it brings? Cargo bikes carry cartloads of smiles for a wide variety of people, as well as smile-value for businesses. Simon Vincett investigates. Abby started using a wheelchair when she was about four years old. Before then she had specialised strollers. Abby doesn’t walk
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Bike review: Breezer Uptown 7 LS

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Margot McGovern finds a practical solution for the everyday rider. If you’re in the market for a comfortable, affordable bike for getting around town, you’d be hard pressed to go past the Breezer Uptown 7 LS. We last reviewed a Breezer Uptown (the 3 LS model) in our December 2011 – January 2012 issue, and
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Bike test: Corratec 8-speed Coaster

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A bargain Bosch ebike has arrived in Australia courtesy of no-frills distributor Reid Cycles. Simon Vincett tests and reports. Bosch motors are the centre-piece of the premium ebikes of today, so it’s exciting to see the first bargain ebike in Australia using this pedal-assist system. A price close to three grand might not immediately seem
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Bike review: Specialized Ruby Pro Disc

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Margot McGovern test rides a high-tech women’s road bike with all the trimmings. I’ve long wanted to get behind the handlebars of a Specialized Ruby and the chance to test the Ruby Pro Disc was a real treat. Second only to the S-Works in the Ruby range, the Pro Disc is a bike that takes
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Bike review: Enigma Echo

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For those with refined tastes and an appreciation of craftsmanship, Enigma offer a rewarding alternative, explains Iain Treloar. Photography by Karl Hilzinger and Thomas Joynt.  Titanium is justifiably revered, offering an elusive balance of light weight, durability, strength and a forgiving ride quality. British manufacturer Enigma, like many of a growing crop of high-end frame
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Bike review: All-City Space Horse

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With a spirit of adventure, Simon Vincett takes a trip on a spacey steed. The Space Horse is the type of bike that makes me daydream. A morning commute has me settling into a rhythm that I just want to keep tapping out, pedalling past work and onto the open road. It’s also about knowing
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Bike review: Whyte Strawberry Hill

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Margot McGovern finds a commuter that strikes a perfect balance between practicality and style.  When it comes to women’s commuters, most bikes fall into one of two general categories: pretty, vintage-style steeds designed to take in the world at a leisurely pace, and utilitarian hybrids that may not look like much but will get you from A to B no matter what
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Reasonably priced roadies

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Iain Treloar looks at the most fiercely contested pricepoint in the road bike market, testing five road bikes below $2,000. Photography by Thomas Joynt.   It’s incredibly easy, and tempting, to drop a serious wad of cash on a road bike, and most road riders—current, future or potential—are accustomed to the shock value of an
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New and electric – ebikes explained

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Ebikes are growing more sophisticated by the season, in the subtlety of their technology and in the chic of their appeal. Simon Vincett catches us up on the latest developments. It’s another Euro trend that’s taking hold in Australia: pedal-assist ebikes. In Europe ebike sales are booming, while conventional bike sales hold steady. Similarly in
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