Mango bikes break out of single speed

Single speed start-up Mango bikes moves into the mainstream with a new 18 speed road machine.

Mango bikes have built up quite a following since their launch in 2012 with a fully-customisable and attractively-priced range of single speed and fixed gear urban bikes. Now they're bringing the same philosophy to the road bike market with a brand new geared offering.

Admittedly Mango aren't looking to break into the WorldTour any time soon, but the 18 speed bike seems like a good option for commuters with a hillier ride to work, or the first-time roadie looking for a good value ride to get them out on road. Priced at £429.99 for the flat-bar commuter and £479.99 for the drop-bar road bike, this comfortably dips below the all-important £500 mark that most entry-level road bikes strive for.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.