Workcycles began in 2003 when Henry Cutler, an American ex-pat living in Amsterdam, decided to put his skills in industrial design to use by designing and making the most practical, comfortable, durable, daily-use bikes in the world. Workcycles is now famed for many of its unique, problem-solving designs, but the company also sells bikes that are essentially modified and improved versions of classic Dutch bikes. The Workcycles Oma is one such bike.
The Workcycles Oma has a silhouette that is timeless and classic. It belongs in the 30s, the 50s, the 70s, and it belongs to us now. The handlebars, which sweep backwards, give the rider a straight upright posture. It is easily the cushiest, most upright bicycle Workcycles offers, which perhaps means it's the cushiest, most upright bike in the world. The large 28" x 1.75" Schwalbe Marathon tires offer both puncture resistance and cushion that helps to absorb the very worst bumps and rumbles that city streets can dish out. The step-through design allows riders with a range of heights and flexibility to mount and dismount easily. Its construction and components make the Oma the ideal choice for shorter distance, little-or-no-hills commuting--durable, dependable, and comfortable, through daily riding in any weather for years on end.
The components on the bike are noticeably the same as nearly every other Workcycles bike we sell: a Shimano Nexus 8 speed internal gear hub, Shimano roller brakes, a Shimano dynamo hub which powers front and rear LED lights, a fork spring to steady the front wheel when parked on its double-leg kickstand, and a fully-enclosed chaincase. The sturdy rear rack and full-coverage fenders complete the ensemble of useful features, ensuring you can carry your goods in panniers or saddlebags.
Contributing to the Oma's timeless aesthetic are a Brooks B67S sprung leather saddle, wheel guards covering the rear wheel, and a glossy black, durable paint job with a single white accent on the rear fender. The Oma also has the unique feature of mounting points for an optional frame-mounted front rack.
|Frame Size :||49 / 55 / 61cm|
|Country of Origin :||The Netherlands|
|Gears:||8 Speed Shimano Nexus Internal Gear Hub|
|Chain Guard:||Fully Enclosed Chaincase|
|Brakes:||Shimano Nexus C6000 Roller Brakes|
|Lighting:||Dynamo Powered (Front/Rear-LED)|
|Kickstand:||Hebie 605 Rex NL E1 Double Leg|
|Front Rack:||Optional (Frame Mounted Rack)|
|Tires:||Schwalbe Marathon 28x1.75|
|Rims/Spokes:||Double Wall Alloy / 36 Hole / 13 Gauge|
|Saddle:||Brooks B67S Genuine Leather Saddle|