Torpado Sportiva 21-Speed
Flat bar road bikes have always been popular in the urban environment. In upright position and firm grip of the handlebar, you’re in control of your bike at all times and can navigate through busy traffic with confidence. Borrowed from racing bikes is a selection of gears to match different road gradients you may find yourself on in the city. Uphill or downhill, touch your Shimano lever and you’re in a gear you want to be. A perfect tool to get from A to B and back without a fuss.
The Torpado Sportiva has all of that plus more. Looking at it, the first thing you notice is how sturdy it looks. And it is. It has its typical European flavour to it, a bicycle designed to work and work for a long time. We build our frames from quality alloys sourced from reputable suppliers and weld them using high-tech equipment to produce a durable yet elegant bicycle. We’re not chasing any industrial design awards with our urban bikes, but it is our goal to make a bike you’ll feel happy to ride.
We love details too. Look at the fenders. We believe a fair dinkum city bike without fenders is a bit of a miss. Yes, a naked city bike has its place but if you want a go-anywhere-anytime bike, you want fenders, no doubt about it just like you want a robust pannier rack at the back. Common sense, really, and this is what our Sportiva is — an urban commuter built with common sense in mind.
Another sensible touch are the 38 mm tyres with puncture protection. We’ve gone wider than our competitors in this class of bikes because wider is plushier and safer too.
Speaking of safety, disk brakes are common these days on urban bikes and of course, Sportiva has them too except we put hydraulic brakes on our bike to gain more safety for you on the road. Hydraulic brakes are smooth and easy to engage in all weather conditions with a touch of your fingers. Sure, powerful braking with those 38 mm tyres.
We offer a 21-speed and 24-speed Sportiva models with gearing by Shimano. With a triple chainring at the front, you have either seven or eight speeds at the rear. Pick whatever suits your needs best.
Designed and built for commuter and recreational cyclists, you’ll love riding this bike to work, around town, or even on longer journeys to improve your fitness and wellbeing.