Urban Cyclist - - Gear What's New -

This spring saw San­i­tov roll out a duo of new bikes: an e-cargo bike (‘movE’) and the aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing sin­gle­speed pic­tured known as ‘speedD’ (pic­tured left). For cargo purists, pur­port­edly the moveE’s (£2,695) de­sign fol­lows ‘Dan­ish de­sign prin­ci­ples of func­tion­al­ity and min­i­mal­ism but also takes in­spi­ra­tion from a clas­sic Chi­nese load-bike pre­dat­ing the Cul­tural Revolution’. That rather elab­o­rate press re­lease also high­lights an op­tional GPS tracker, which you can mon­i­tor from an app if the worst hap­pens and some ne­far­i­ous in­di­vid­ual rides off with your movE. Of greater sim­plic­ity but per­haps of more ap­peal to the ur­ban masses is the speeD (£785). The frame’s con­structed from high-qual­ity chro­moly steel, mak­ing ‘for a stylish but sturdy ride’. The stand­out fea­ture is that at­trac­tive ash rear car­rier – de­signed to ac­com­mo­date loads, al­beit dou­bling as a mud­guard. The 2017 ver­sion doesn’t fea­ture that GPS chip, but San­i­tov is plan­ning to slip it into the 2018 model. www. san­i­

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