For a classic step-through women’s bike, look no further than the Dutchie Chic Eight-Speed, fitted with an eight-speed Sturmey Archer internal hub gear for low maintenance and quiet, smooth gear shifting.
The Chic Eight-Speed costs £398 and comes with a raft or extras including pump, bell, dynamo powered lights, pannier rack, full length mudguards, a stand, puncture resistant tyres, integrated security lock plus chain enclosure and wheel guards to keep your clothes clean and in one piece.
Braking comes from a V-brake on the front and a retro but reassuring hub brake system on the rear. The hub brake is built into the rear hub keeping it clean from the weather and virtually maintenance free but it’s still operated from a lever on the bar like a normal brake.
The only downside to Dutch style bikes is that they aren’t designed to be the lightest bike on the street, instead they are all about comfort, ease of use and reliability.
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