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  • As you might imagine, here at Practical Cycles, we have gained quite the experience and knowledge of cargo bikes down the years, which has enabled us to sniff out those manufacturers that don't quite cut it, and which ones deliver the performance, safety and reliability that ordinary cargo bike users like yourself require.



    Christiania - a trusted Danish brand (the best from that counry in our opinion)

    We are glad to report that Christiania Cargo Bikes definitely fall into the latter of those aforementioned categories, rather than the former. This Danish company has been producing its renowned bikes for more than three decades now, and it's easy to see how Christiania cargo bikes have retained such incredible popularity down the years.

    After all, not only are these bikes made from the very best materials available and to exceptional standards, but they are also very functional and reliable, easy to maintain and boast the long service life that you would expect from such a significant investment as a cargo bike.

    What are your options for a Christiania bike?

    One glance at our current online selection of Christiania cargo bikes and the associated accessories will tell you that there really is no need to go to any other online store. This is not least the case thanks to the presence of our online configurator that allows you to specify exactly the Christiania cargo bike that you require.

    Perhaps you are most interested in the Christiania Flat Bed Trike that is perfect for carrying refrigerated or heated units, the Light Trike Sloping Box that is just the thing for the transportation of one or two children and a little shopping, or the Long Box Trike that is 30cm longer than the Straight or Sloping Box?

    With Christiania cargo bikes typically incorporating such features as a three, seven or eight-speed Shimano Nexus internal hub gear, lightweight aluminium frame and highly puncture resistant Schwalbe tyres, they are unquestionably some of the best-specified cargo bikes presently available anywhere.

    Don't forget that at the point of ordering your Christiania cargo bike, you can also request such features as a hood, bench, Y-belts or flat raincover for the box. This doesn't even touch on the likes of the baby and toddler seats and mounting brackets that you can purchase separately from us.

    Really, if you are on the lookout for a new cargo bike, whether as a first-time or veteran user, you would struggle to do better than one of our currently in-stock Christiania cargo bikes.

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    You might imagine that here at Practical Cycles, we're all about mundane, dependable and utilitarian transport, rather than anything that would necessarily get your heart racing. Well, if there's anything in our product range to indicate pretty emphatically otherwise, it has to be the Rohloff Speedhub.

    What's all of the fuss about?

    As you might have guessed from the name, the Rohloff Speedhub is the product of a German company, Rohloff AG, which produces hub gears and bicycle chains renowned for delivering a high level of durability and performance.

    The epicyclic internal hub gear that is known as the Speedhub has been a fixture of the Rohloff product range since 1998, and for good reason. It was developed for both professional racers and performance-oriented hobby cyclists, and boasts every perk from perfect single gear ratios and a wide range of gears to easy operation, reliability and low maintenance.

    Naturally, as its name would suggest, it also helps to make your bike darned quick, and has the ideal weight for precisely that. But most of all it is reliable year after year after year.

    Order your Rohloff Speedhub conveniently online with us

    If there's anything as pleasing as the high performance delivered by the Speedhub itself, however, it is the sheer ease and speed with which you can order one assembled to your exact desired specifications.

    Yes, we're referring to our dedicated custom wheelbuild configurator right here at Practical Cycles, which enables you to stipulate exactly what hub, rim, spokes and spoke pattern you require for your Rohloff Speedhub.

    This feature is especially invaluable given how notoriously tricky it can be to determine the Speedhub that best fits your specific needs - indeed, you are welcome to contact us with your requirements if you would like more tailored guidance prior to placing an order.

    Whether you desire a Mavic Open Pro or Rigida Sputnik rim, Sapim Race or Sapim Leader spokes or any of a broad range of extras including rim tape, a Rohloff-specific disk rotor or Rohloff's own chain tensioner, Oil Change Kit or Chain Guide, our complete online custom wheelbuild configurator really does make things as quick and easy as can be.

    So, when you are seeking a wheelbuild of such quality and performance that it would not look out of place in the most expensive touring bicycles or mountain bikes, why look any further than the Rohloff Speedhub that we are so delighted to supply right here at Practical Cycles?


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    If there's one category of product that will probably always sell well here at Practical Cycles, it's the dynamo hub. These items are based on very simple principles, consisting of a small electrical generator built into the hub of the bicycle wheel, thereby providing power for the light on the front or back of the bicycle.  

    However, this apparent simplicity is belied by the incredible breadth of options that you can take advantage of when you purchase a dynamo hub from Practical Cycles, as is certainly clear on one glance at our comprehensive online configurator for our SON dynamo hubs.

    Introducing the renowned SON brand

    SON is short for Schmidt Original Nabendynamo, which is one of Germany's best-known manufacturers of highly efficient and low-drag bicycle hub power generators and other electrical gear for cyclists. The company has certainly come a long way since Wilfried Schmidt produced his first gearless hub dynamo prototype in 1992.

    By 1995, manufacture of SON dynamo hubs had begun in earnest in the German city of Ulm, and it wasn't long until the brand became irrevocably associated with dynamo hubs delivering the utmost power and reliability.  

    In 1998, SON moved into its own premises in the French Quarter of the traditional university town of Tübingen, from which it continues to make the longest-lasting and easiest-to-maintain dynamo hubs in socially and environmentally manageable conditions.

    Such investment in quality is certainly felt in the resulting dynamo hubs, and here at Practical Cycles, we couldn't be prouder to be able to offer the most in-depth range of them!

    Purchase your SON dynamo hubs from the best in the industry!

    If there's one other great reason to invest in a SON dynamo hub from Practical Cycles, it's the sheer ease with which you can specify the perfect one for you, thanks to our convenient online custom wheelbuild configurator.

    Simply by choosing your desired hub, followed by the rim, spokes, spoke pattern and any required rim tape, you can quickly virtually 'assemble' the SON dynamo hub that will best serve you. Indeed, with most of the hubs in the SON range available to us, you are even welcome to contact us for a custom quotation, should your desired options not appear in our wheelbuild configurator.

    Really, we are confident that we can cater to almost all conceivable requirements as far as custom-built dynamo hubs are concerned, so if you are in the market for one, you really don't need to look to any store other than Practical Cycles!


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    Those who aren't quite aware of the incredible amount of competition between the leading cargo bike brands will probably be especially unaware of the intense industry rivalry between the Xtracycle Edgerunner and the Surly Big Dummy in the world of longtail cargo bikes.

    Both sought-after models have their merits, for sure, so why should you choose the former if you require a slightly bigger cargo bike than the norm?

    A stellar-performing and well-equipped option

    For one thing, there's the fact that our team here at Practical Cycles adores the Edgerunner - indeed, we think it beats the Big Dummy in terms of both quality of ride and outright performance. If you don't want to compromise with your choice of cargo bike, this is 'the one', particularly in light of the incredible range of accessories that we also stock for it.

    But of course, the Xtracycle Edgerunner is also a brilliant longtail cargo bike 'straight out of the box', thanks in large part to its combination of a 20" rear wheel and 26" front wheel. That smaller back wheel gives your cargo a lower centre of gravity, which ensures a more stable load and ride.

    Another distinguishing feature of the Edgerunner is its steel frame, which helps the bike to strike the perfect balance between stiffness and comfort. With all of these characteristics and more, is it any surprise that the Xtracycle Edgerunner has won so many plaudits down the years from cargo bike enthusiasts across the world, including a lot of our own customers here at Practical Cycles?

    Don't order your Edgerunner from any other online store

    Take a look at our Xtracycle Edgerunner range today here at Practical Cycles, and you will find that we really do stock everything that you need in order to enjoy all of the perks of Edgerunner ownership, at the most competitive prices. Our offerings encompass several versions of the Edgerunner itself, including the 24D and 27D, as well as in-demand accessories like mudguard sets, porter racks, heavy duty P racks and many more.

    Don't trust just any old online store from which to source your Xtracycle Edgerunner or other longtail cargo bike. Choose the one that has an unparalleled reputation and 8 years experience of selling all the Xtracycle range. When it comes to cargo bikes of all shapes and sizes and the associated equipment and accessories choose Practical Cycles!


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