Evolution of the Cyclist

There may not have been any formal anthropological studies carried out but anecdotal evidence suggests you can tell a little about a city's cycling culture and its maturity from the riding position of its cyclists.

Lycra clad riders hunched over their bars are a common sight during rush hour in London but are seldom seen in cities like Amsterdam or Copenhagen, where long established cycling cultures engender a more sedate and 'sit up' style of riding.

We see this too with our customers. 10 years ago they might have ridden out of the shop on a single speed with flat bars. Now they are returning for some gears and a Promenade bar for a more 'continental ride'

There's no right or wrong but if you fancy a change (a new bar can really feel like a new bike) then pop in to the store to look at the options.