Developed around an upgraded version of the almost timeless Sturmey Archer AW 3 speed internal gear hub, this classically designed bike provides the reliability and low maintenance that riders over many years have come to experience from this iconic 3speed internal hub gear.
If you are looking for clean lines and simple reliability in your thoroughbred workhorse Cambridge city bike, the Parkside 3 is the steed to consider.
The lightweight aluminium frame, durable steel forks and light and strong double wall heat treated aluminium rims are all features that provide a comfortable but surprisingly nimble urban machine.
The relatively lightweight of approx. 14.2 Kg makes this quality bicycle a great choice for use around the City.
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Parkside 3 Speed gears:
The Parkside uses an upgraded lightweight Aluminium hub shell version of the classic Sturmey Archer hub with an internal 3speed gear. It provides a low maintenance system with the 3 gears covering an overall ratio range of 177%.
The classic 3-speed ratios generally provide ample gear options for comfortable cycling in an area with relatively gentle topography such as Cambridge.
3 Speed Gear Ratios
- Overall Range - 177%
- Gear 1 - 75% (-)25%
- Gear 2 - 100% Direct Drive (Gear 1 + 33%)
- Gear 3 - 133% (+)33.3% (Gear 2 + 33%)
- 38T cranks with 16T cog.
- Iconic 3spd "trigger-shifter" - simple thumb operation.