Again and again Mika Amaro from Cologne delights us with new variations of their Urban Bike with steel frame. Thanks to the classic frame material the bikes always have a filigree and extremely elegant look that is absolutely timeless. This is combined with current components such as the modern Carbon Drive belt from Gates. The Shimano Alfine hub with 8 gears and classy components from Brooks complete the package.
So far, so good — but what is new about the “Emerald Green” model? First of all, of course, the wonderful British Racing Green colour, which perfectly matches the classic look of the bike. On the other hand, there is also the unobtrusively integrated lighting system. Here, the brand new handlebars from Lightskin are used, in which the world’s smallest lens is installed. And despite the small dimensions, the headlight offers a power of 150 lumens! The rechargeable battery integrated in the handlebars can be charged via USB (e.g. easily with a powerbank) and should be sufficient for a runtime of four to six hours. The rear light, on the other hand, is almost a familiar feature and the perfect companion to the integrated headlight: five LEDs are integrated in the seat post, which is also from Lightskin. The battery here offers up to 15 hours of running time. Both lighting components are german-StVZO approved!
With a price of 2,055 euros, the “Emerald Green” model is around 200 euros more expensive than Mika Amaro’s comparable urban bikes without lights. Depending on the frame size (M, L and XL are available) the weight is about 10 kg and each model is limited – the particular number of the bike is marked on the frame. All further information about the Urban Bikes can be found on Mika Amaro’s website.