Affordable and stylish, this classic town bike is perfect for city slickers
The Loft is made by Electra, a Californian bike company. They call it a ‘flat-footer’, which means its frame has been designed so that when you stop you can put your feet flat on the ground. For anyone who has given themselves a temporary vasectomy as they tipple over on tiptoes, this could be a godsend.
The relaxed geometry also means it is incredibly comfortable to ride around town. It’s been designed with functional minimalism in mind and there’s nothing poncey about its clean and classic lines, its sensible mudguards and useful rack. It has a deep step through to make getting on and off easy, and the upright bars put you in the ideal position to avoid bumps, pot holes and jaywalkers. Gearwise, you can choose from a fixie-like single up to an 8-speed hub. A good un’ (evanscycles.com).