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 Sportivo 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 Sportivo is — an urban commuter built with common sense in mind.