The Hobo is not a typical city bike. It has 27 gears and weighs a colossal 15.5kg. It’s made for serious touring but, because it’s built tough, it’s as ready for hard daily use in urban jungles as well as tropical ones. It has a utilitarian coolness that we find charming. The fat tyres add comfort and the ultra-low gearing will winch you up any incline, even with the panniers full of expedition kit (or the weekly shop).