Saturday, February 1, 2014

Breezer Uptown 8

2014 Breezer Uptown 8. Credit:
In the beginning, there was Breezer.

When I first started Bikes For The Rest Of Us, Breezer was the U.S. company that stood out from the crowd. The first bikes I wrote about back in 2008 were Breezer's 3-speed Citizen and 8-speed Uptown. The Breezer Uptown 8 easily qualifies for my Pick Six.

If you look at the pictures, it's obvious why the Uptown stands out:

full chaincase!


rear rack included!

internal gear hub!

But there's something else that distinguishes Breezers. Do you see it?

With Breezer transportation bikes, dynamo lights are standard. The Uptown has a Shimano 3W front hub that powers Busch and Muller headlights and taillights. So, when Edwin did his Lights for the Rest of Us piece on bikes that come with dynamo lights, Breezer really stood out.

As E. Williamson commented: "Breezer -- whatever model you like, for their lone promotion of dynamo lighting within the American market."

Beginner Cycling agrees:

You should also read Tom's test ride review in 2012.

Honorable Mention: Breezer Uptown Infinity.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I still love my Uptown after two and a half years, but it is heavy. Anyone have a bike to recommend that's similar but light enough to carry up and down stairs comfortably?