A question for you – with bikes like the Atto available, why the freak do people still buy a Brompton?!!
Here is the UK, exciting times are ahead. Lockdown is on the cusp of ending and we will all soon be able to move around in a way that we haven’t for a year. Human behaviour is likely to change and here is our take:
- People will avoid public transport – contracting viruses – we are all now far more aware as to how to contract these
- Keeping the exercise regime going – how many of us now have a greater amount of daily steps and exercise as a result of lockdown and our daily exercise?
- Using the car and avoiding the woes of city centres – getting to the outskirts of a town or city and then zipping along on a bike is a terrific way to get to meetings on time, get exercise in and bring a smile to your face
What do you get when you invest in an Atto? You get the very latest in lightweight, folding bike technology designed for those who want to get about with a bike that is designed for the leisure cyclist and commuter very much in mind AND it looks amazing!
- Carbon Monocoque Frame with Internal Cable Routing
- Carbon Forks with Tapered Steerer
- Carbon Handlebar (25.4mm diameter, 580mm wide)
- Carbon Seat Post (31.6mm diameter, 650mm length)
- Carbon Wheels – 38mm Deep / 406BSD (20” tyre diameter)
- Titanium Railed Lightweight Saddle
- Gates Carbon Belt Drive Transmission
- Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes (160mm rotors)
- Schwalbe Marathon Racer tyres (406/40)
- Choice of either Single Speed or 11 speed Shimano Alfine hub gear
- Lightweight aluminium folding pedals
- From 8.2kg in weight – the lightest Brompton is 9.8 kg
The Atto folds easily, has the latest folding technology, it’s made from carbon fibre and it has a chain that doesn’t mean getting oil on your daily ride/work clothes and it has disc brakes? ‘Why disc brakes?’ I hear you ask… Well, quite simply, they are way better that the primitive alternative.
For those with access to a cycle to work scheme, up to 47% discount can be had by buying Austin Cycles Atto through the scheme, making even the most kitted out version accessible. Full details of the Atto can be discovered here: https://www.austincycles.cc/products/the-ac-atto
Finally some other stats:
- The Atto as standard, fit riders between 148cm (4’ 8”) to 190cm (6’ 3”). For normal riders like me (6’6”), a call to Austin Cycles brings about a longer seat post
- The maximum rider weight is 120kg
- You live abroad? They ship internationally
- It’s carbon fibre – do I need to worry? The frameset is guaranteed for 2 years
- What are the folded dimensions? (cm): Height 59 Length 82 Depth 36
- Is there an even lighter version? Yes, the special edition Monaco weighs in at a race up Alpe D’Huez 7.3kg!