When Boris bikes or your Dad’s old mountain model just won’t cut it, or match your carefully considered outfit, Mango bikes are our new fave alternative.
Last week’s tube strike left us realising how much we rely on the Underground and how much we hate buses. A common thread of London-trending tweets taught us that the rest of the city feels the same. Losing our Oyster card on Saturday night for the millionth time (no exaggeration) was the final straw. We’re getting a bike.
Being the image-led creatures we are, call us shallow but we prefer honest, we’ve been drawn to Mango Bikes from first sight, founded in 2012 by two university housemates who, much uninspired by what the marketplace had to offer in terms of fashion conscious, affordable bikes, decided to set up their own company providing desirable, high quality bikes without the price tag.
They felt – and so do we – that if you can match your car, interior, body, the works, to your shoes, you should be able to do the same with your bicycle. With insight from riders themselves, Mango Bikes kickstarted into action, with a full range of models for every level of biker, from us, the boys and girls who want to look cute and get from A to B, and the legit cyclists who know about tyre thickness and handlebars.
Expanding their range, Mango Bikes has launched three new designs, the Ladies Classic Vintage, the Point R. Standing road bike and the excellently named Bruiser. A British summertime dream, the Ladies Classic Vintage comes in an array of pastel shades and complete with a basket for all your picnic needs, although it’s more likely we’ll be stashing umbrellas and the entire contents of our badly organised bags in there.
The Point R. Standing road bike gets a little more technical as a high speed performance bike, ideal for commuting or even racing (we’re a little way off that yet) it comes in four colourways, Stealth Black, Arctic White, Neon Yellow and Electric Blue.
The Bruiser is a sleek new single speed bike with all new components and a stylish new look. It has a bicycle geek factor of ten with a striking new frame build with triple butted 4130 cro-mo steel and a fresh matte gunmetal finish. Predicted to quickly be the new favourite for on trend urban cyclists, it’s a sleek city machine by Mango Bikes.
As if that isn’t enough, you can even ‘build your own bike’. Got to have something completely different to everyone else? Fancy a pink frame, one blue wheel, one green wheel and yellow handle bars? Help yourself with their customisation option, what they’re in fact famous for. Check Mango Bikes out online here.