Charge Juicer Hi 2 review

Charge Juicer Hi 2010
Cycling Weekly Verdict

So you could say the Juicer Hi is a polyglot, able to contribute to any cycling conversation. If you're still not convinced, everybody understands the language of money and at £1,199.99 it deserves to be talked about.

Reasons to buy
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    Steel feel

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    Not too heavy, even with mudguards

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    Do-it-all winter bike with cred

Reasons to avoid
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    Looks like a 1950s police bike, is that a bad thing?

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Is it an old fashioned bicycle sporting sensible steel mudguards? Is it a hipster whip rocking some straight wild retro fenders? Is it a winter training steed perfect for getting the miles in? How fluent is the Juicer Hi in the various and idiosyncratic languages of cycling and which one, if any, is its mother tongue?

It can definitely get by in the language of the earlier cycling generation. At a glance resembling a 1950s police bicycle, it looks ultra-conservative with its bootlace tubing and plain navy blue colour. The graphics are a little unconventional, but so small you wouldn't notice. The ‘proper' frame, with horizontal top tube, is made of Tange Prestige double-butted steel, and even though Charge's bikes are made in Taiwan, the company itself is as British as Finchley, as a Conservative (with a big C) lady once said.

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