There’s a definite lack of commuter bikes available that can appeal to today’s youth market. Most are elegant, ornate or utilitarian. This interesting layout is produced by German builders Svevo, whose range focus on handmade BMX and fixed freestyle frames, and the Loop is instilled with a similar strength of purpose.
Svevo has been in existence since 2007, founded by automotive engineer and frame builder Thomas Dorsch. Svevo sponsor numerous team riders, and offer a complete custom bike design service. Their bespoke BMX won a Eurobike award in 2008, a credit to the vision of Dorsch. Their Loop concept is a breath of fresh air, however, and combines the ornate, utilitarian elegance of a Pashley Guv’nor with a Standard 125. A unique twin top tube creates an ultra-strong frame, and you have the choice of a single speed or internally geared configuration. The Loop is functional as well as fashionable: real world fenders, rim lock and chain guard will protect you against the elements and envious onlookers. It has the appealing stance of a super motard, muscular and lithe, and could be the ideal vehicle for clearing that set of stairs on the ride to work.
The Loop is still in conceptual stages and ‘there is optimization in progress’, buy Svevo is interested in what you think of it. You can leave feedback on their website, and browse the rest of their bikes. Thanks to Culture Cycles for the tip.