The steel frame bikes by Mika Amaro, limited to 111 pieces each, have already been the subject of several articles here. The handmade bikes not only look beautiful, but are also very special thanks to their combination of modern toothed belt, maintenance-free hub gears and classic, filigree steel frame.
While the previous models were reduced to the essentials in terms of equipment, the new Deluxe series comes with some practical amenities for everyday use. The first model in the series, called the emerald green Urban Deluxe Bike, is now also equipped with mudguards, a lighting system with hub dynamo and disc brakes – making the bike a reliable companion even in wet conditions.
The many polished components and the Brooks comfort handlebar grips with a matching saddle ensure the usual classic look. The largely maintenance-free Gates Carbon Drive belt drive is combined here with the top model among Shimano’s hub gears, the Alfine with 11 speeds. A hub dynamo is now fitted to the front hub, which supplies power to the B&M IQ-XS headlight and the Lightskin LED seatpost.
For the first time, Mika Amaro also uses disc brakes, Magura’s MT4 series. While the brake itself is hardly noticeable, the black plastic brake levers on the shiny silver handlebars seem a little out of place. However, this is only a small point of criticism on an otherwise wonderfully classic bike — which, however, is also likely to appeal primarily to convinced bike lovers due to the price of 2,999 euros! The bike, limited to 111 units, will be available from March and can be pre-ordered from Mika Amaro.