We were admittedly skeptical of a city bike hailing from the Scottish countryside. But Paper bicycle is not your average bike in any way. The bicycle combines a clean and simple design with a classically comfortable ride. It's versatile, unisex step-through frame fits almost any sized rider.
Handmade in Scotland, the Paper Bicycle was originally developed for the Royal Mail while they were building bicycle trailers for the postal service in 2006. Since then it has gently matured to become the bicycle the owners would want to buy and celebrates the joy of cycling with a ride that is relaxed and nimble. It is a machine that works every time you need it to, and a journey that leaves you comfortable, clean and refreshed.
The upright posture takes the weight off your hands, while the clever frame and fat tires smooth out the road ahead. The mudguards and covered chain keep your clothes clean and dry, and the open frame makes getting on easy. All ready for a relaxed ride.
The frame design rewrites what a bike can be; The low center of gravity creates nimble handling, the over-sized tubes give stiffness and strength, and the long seat mast smooths the bumps. There's even a handle to carry it, and an integrated kick stand.
A sturdy and full chaincase will come in handy on those days you are stuck out in inclement weather. The Paper's version is made of a strong combination of plastic, wood and aluminum.
Big Apple tires from Schwalbe resist punctures with their Kevlar belt and reflective sidewall.
The Paper Bicycle's extra long seatpost can adjust to accommodate a rider between the heights of 5' to 6'4".