Once upon a time…young women sat upright on their traditional Dutch bikes as they rode to work on the friendly, organized bike paths of Amsterdam, showing us how to live without cars…
Meanwhile, seemingly crazed young men launched their reinforced bikes of off elevated trails, deep in the rugged forests of Vancouver’s North Shore, showing us how much fun you can have on a bike…
Take a little bit of Amsterdam and add some North Shore: URBANA bikes.
At Urbana we build extreme Urban bikes
- Rugged design will withstand what your city’s challenging infrastructure can dish out.
- High volume Sidewalk tires act as shock absorbers to tackle potholes, curbs and stairs.
- Semi-slick tire treads are fast and easy rolling.
- One size fits all, fits you, fit’s your friend.
- High quality parts keep’s you out of the shop and on the road.
- Compliant frame and low pressure tires absorbs the bumps for a smooth ride.
- Extra low step-over frame design means easy on, easy off.
- No top tube means easy manoeuvring and a fun ride.
- Hi-rise handlebars give a back friendly upright position and a bird’s eye view of traffic.
- Rack and fender-ready to carry the load and keep the splash away.
- Wide tire contact patch and low center of gravity keeps you stable.
- Reclined seating lets you put your feet on the ground when stopping.
- Displaced seat tube allows tall riders to have better control.
Technical info sites
Sheldon Brown was an American bicycle mechanic and technical authority. He maintained a website containing articles relating to bicycle mechanics and maintenance, as well as a glossary of bicycling terminology. His trademark beard and plastic helmet-mounted eagle, Igor, were matters of frequent comment.Website
Sturmey Archer continues to build the world’s best internal geared hubs and bicycle cranksets and welcomes you to take a look inside at our new offerings and products.Website
In 1961, a 3-speed bicycle hub displayed at the New York Toy Show was the catalyst for what would eventually become Shimano American Corporation. The popularity of 20-inch wheeled bikes with hi-rise handle bars fueled a demand for multi-speed hubs and Shimano was producing an affordable and reliable version that caught the attention of the industry. So much so, that by 1965, Yoshizo Shimano, the youngest son of the company founder in Japan, opened an office in New York to get quicker product feedback and to provide technical and warranty assistance to retailers selling bikes equipped with Shimano parts.Website