Sigma Sports can help you find the perfect bike for your commute
Top bike retailer Sigma Sports picks out four of the best ways to get to work on two wheels
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With petrol prices on the rise, cycling to work becomes an increasingly attractive proposition. But with all the bikes on the market, it can be hard to know what will suit you best on your commute.
That’s where Sigma Sports can help. Whether you’re looking for something portable you can take on the train or a car substitute capable of carrying heavy loads, Sigma Sports’ team of experts have the knowledge to guide you through their impressive range of bikes – both in-store and online. Their expert mechanics have 30 years of experience building the best bikes available, which – along with Sigma Sports’ after-sales support and more than 30,000 five-star reviews on Trustpilot – should give you plenty of peace of mind when you buy.
So before you head for the office, we’ve spoken with the experts at Sigma Sports to pick out four models – including electric folding, electric hybrid, e-cargo and gravel bikes – capable of improving your journey to work.
Brompton Electric C-Line (opens in new tab)
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“Brompton is arguably one of the biggest British bike brands out there and for good reason,” says Jack Ford, one of Sigma Sports’ resident bike experts at their electric bike store in Kingston upon Thames, South West London. “They’re incredibly well made, designed for a harsh commute and, with the introduction of an electric motor, it’s been made easier and faster than ever before.”
The Brompton Electric C-Line comes with six-speed gearing, built-in lights and – as you’d expect – the famous folding design that’s synonymous with the brand. Depending on riding conditions, it also gives you a range of between 20 and 45 miles, which should be more than enough to get most commuters to work.
“This is arguably the best option out there for those who use to catch a train as part of their journey due to its easy-to-manoeuvre size and folded shape,” explains Jack.
Sigma Sports also stock the non-electric range of Brompton bikes, along with a range of Brompton accessories.
Riese and Muller Swing (opens in new tab)
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Riese and Muller’s Swing may have a classic, timeless design, but it’s also decked out with some very modern features. Jack is particularly impressed, for example, with the bike’s intelligent rear hub with automatic shifting. “What that means is that once you’ve found a cadence you’re happy with, the hills and flats will all feel the same – completely effortless,” he explains.
Wide tyres and suspension also ensure that the Swing will give you a comfortable ride to work, while the mudguards and pannier racks make this bike an extremely practical choice. The belt drive also gets around any potential issues with an oily mess of a chain, helping you to stay smart when you arrive at the office.
Cannondale Topstone Carbon 3 (opens in new tab)
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Getting yourself to work is undeniably important, but if you’re investing in a new bike, chances are you’ll be thinking about play too. The versatile Cannondale Topstone Carbon 3 is one of the most popular bikes on the market and it’s easy to see why. Not only does its GRX groupset provide a wide gear ratio to help you negotiate a hilly city or quickly pull away from traffic lights on your commute – you can also use it as a gravel bike at the weekend.
Sigma Sports stock a large range of Topstone models (opens in new tab), and their bike experts in-store and online will be happy to help you find the best model for you.
Tern GSD S10 LR cargo e-bike (opens in new tab)
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If you need a bike capable of transporting more than just yourself, the Tern GSD S10 LR has got you covered. In fact, with a potential range of more than 100 miles and an impressive maximum load of 200kg, this cargo e-bike could easily replace the car for many commuters – especially as its integrated parking feet ensure that loading and unloading are a doddle.
“This is for anyone who uses a car but is fed up of sitting in traffic and paying for fuel,” says Jack. “It’s an incredibly versatile bike that can be used for commuting, shopping trips and ferrying kids around. It truly can be a family workhorse.”
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To help get you out on your bike for your commute, Sigma Sports have pulled together a fantastic offer. You can get 10% off any item in their handpicked list of essential commute products – simply use the code COMMUTE10 in the basket to make use of the offer.
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Terms and conditions: Discounts apply to featured products only. View all eligible products here (opens in new tab). Discount codes must be applied at the checkout stage. Discounts can not be applied retrospectively. Discounts apply to basket totals, not including delivery. Can not be combined with any other offer. Discount codes cannot be used in finance or cycle scheme purchases. Discount values may fluctuate based on currency conversions. Discounts valid from 1 September 2022 until 11:55 pm on 3 October 2022. Sigma Sports reserves the right to end the promotion and make changes to featured products at any point without notice.
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