bike we like: Specialized Langster £450

1st May 2010   Words: Matt Lamy

For any wannabe cycle courier, Specialized’s singlespeed Langster is a perfect place to start when looking for your ‘urban missile’.

The bike is built around one of Specialized’s A1 premium aluminium compact frames, although for a £50 surcharge you could get yourself a far more retro, classic track-frame-shaped steel model.

The singlespeed set-up means there will be little to go wrong on the daily commute, while the toe-clips and straps provide an extremely straightforward solution to keeping your feet fixed to the pedals.

All in all, the Langster is a very pure and simple road machine. And when you’re done posing around the city, you could use it on the track.

Model: Langster
Manufacturer: Specialized
Price: £449.99
Size range: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, and 61cm
Frame material: aluminium
Fork: carbon
Transmission: 42t Sugino Zen Messenger cranks with 16t Shimano sprocket
Wheels: Alex 32 rims with track hubs

Website: Specialized

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