Bristol Bicycles Park Street hybrid review

Bristol Bicycles assembles its bikes to order in Bristol, giving you some individual attention and allowing you to specify its models as you want

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Bristol Park Street is a nice machine for more gentle rides through town and countryside. It gives you an upright riding position for great visibility, although this does compromise stability a little. Bristol Cycles has made sensible spec choices for the bike’s likely use, without blowing the budget. There are plenty of options to up-spec the bike for your specific needs too.

Reasons to buy
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    Well priced

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    Option to spec as you want

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    Lots of gear range

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Reasons to avoid
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    Quite heavy

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    Less stable than many hybrids

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Bristol Bicycles was founded in 2015 by Jake Voelcker with the idea to sell hybrid bikes designed for commuting in the UK. It says its goal is to get more people cycling by making it easy, fun, reliable, affordable and normal to cycle every day.

The company assembles its bikes to order in the UK with an emphasis on rideability, reliability and light weight without being too expensive. As well as the Park Street hybrid, the company also makes the Burrington tourer complete with front and rear racks and an e-bike version of the Bristol Park Street.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.