Rating: NNNNNThe sun is shining, the birds are singing. What better time to get down with the coolest cycles? But.
The sun is shining, the birds are singing. What better time to get down with the coolest cycles? But you’re Hip. Don’t be a nerdy normal — try out a couple of these babies and become a wheeling wonder!
Who needs a rent-a-car when you can carry just about anything on your bike with this handy attachment? The FreeRadical shifts your rear wheel back, essentially adding a trunk and and a back seat. Some of the things Xtracycle suggests carrying on it are a cello, a ladder, drunk friends, a clown and your mom (1. $550, Urbane Cyclist, 180 John, 416-979-9733).
Made specifically with urban condo-ites in mind, this puppy by Neobike folds up and goes into your non-existent storage (2. $550, Urbane Cyclist).
Causing a stir on the Euro bike circuit, this lightweight recumbent by Canadian company Maxarya Design is built with a space-technology alloy and is fully adjustable, so the whole family can use it (3. $2,699, Re-My Sport, 222 Queen South, Streetsville, 905-821-1077).
If you’re a little too po’ to pull up in a limo, romance your honey by showing up on this tandem, yelling, “You’d look sweet upon the seat of my bicycle built for two!!” (4. $889, Sandy’s Cycle’s & Books, 115 Laird, 416-467-1035).
Go super-groovy with this deluxe StreetMachine recumbent by HPVelotechnic. The “two-wheeled Winnebago” comes with a generator in the wheel hub to run your lights (5. $4,000, Urbane Cyclist).
And impress your circus friends by peeling around town on this unicycle (6. $225, Bedford Unicycles, www.bedfordunicycles.ca, 416-729-9696).
Check out our 2002 picks for the Spring season!