|2017 Bobbin Hummingbird. All photos courtesy: Bobbin Bicycles Facebook Page|
Bobbin has introduced two new 8-speed models for 2017: The Hummingbird (pictured above) and the Kingfisher, a diamond frame model. It’s available for preorder for £645 (about $839).
Bobbin, based in London, was founded 10 years ago and is cocky enough to call itself a “utopian brand.” Bobbin offers many attractive and practical bikes, and most come standard with racks, a chainguard or full chaincase, and fenders.
The Hummingbird and Kingfisher come with front and rear battery-powered lights, Shimano Nexus 8-speed internal gear hubs, and hydraulic disc brakes. The frame is made from an alloy that Bobbin claims (in an instagram post) is a “MUCH lighter alternative to those serious German/Dutch commute bikes.”). Apparently, that means it’s slightly under 30 pounds. In “midnight blue sparkle,” this is a beautiful bike.
|The gears are inside.|
The specs aren’t available on Bobbin’s website yet, but you can requeest more information by emailing Bobbin at firstname.lastname@example.org