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Momentum Mag reviews the Cooper Oporto.
Price $1,700 USD
Find it at cooperbikes.com
Available in select us shops and online in US and CAD at shop.cooperbikesusa.com
The Cooper Oporto is classically styled yet features modern technology and engineering. The features on this steed include a stepthrough Reynolds 520 lugged doublebutted steel frame, Sturmey Archer 5-speed internal gear hub, rear carrier rack, chrome mudguards, a Brooks B17S Lady saddle and matching Brooks leather grips. At 22.7 lbs (10.3 kg), the Oporto is one of the lightest upright bikes on the market. Available in 3 sizes – 48, 52 and 57 cm.
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If you thought sitting upright meant having to ride slow, you were wrong. Quick up hills and along straightaways the Oporto is responsive, flexible and strong. Once you try this bike, every other bike will have a lot to live up to. The Oporto strikes a perfect balance of style and performance.
An option for a hub dynamo lighting system and a kickstand would be my first two wishes and if I were granted another, I’d wish for a belt drive to make this bike near maintenance free.
If you love to go fast and want to enjoy the benefits of upright riding then this is the bike for you. The Oporto is light enough to carry up a flight of stairs. I am 5’1” and the 48 cm frame fit like a glove.
The geometry, high-end components and lighter weight set this bike apart from the pack of upright bikes. A sleek and speedy lightweight dream.
This bike was generously put together by JV Bike in Vancouver, BC. jvbike.com