Split Bikes S1 City review

The Split Bikes S1 City is an innovative idea, but does it hold up in the real world?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The S1 City is a complicated beast. It’s an innovative idea that falls flat through a lack of functionality. It’s fiddly and awkward and isn’t as useful as Split Bikes probably likes to think.

Reasons to buy
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    Good finishing kit

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    Powerful brakes

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    650b wheels are fast

Reasons to avoid
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    Fiddly to split in half

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    Too large to be portable

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    Flex at separation points

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The S1 City Series is the brainchild of Dutch company Split Bikes. The idea behind it is a no fuss, portable bike designed for ease of use in the city. The result, however, is slightly different.

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