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  • THE UPTON

PURE CITY

THE UPTON

$699.99 CAD   $599.99 CAD

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The Pure City Upton is a timeless classic waiting to happen. Straddling the line that separates vintage and contemporary, The Upton defies classification, but never losing class. With an unassuming grey finish on the frame, this bike doesn't need to flaunt to know it's go it going on.

A Pure City embodies the unlimited possibility of urban life. Pairing modern components with upright, classic styling. Designed to effortlessly take you from Point A to Point B(ar), it's ready to quench your thirst for riding, and give you a nice little fuzzy feeling at the same time.

  • Grey Frame with Stainless Steel Wheels
  • Lightweight Hi-Ten steel frame & fork
  • Full Fenders, Chaincase and Rear Pannier Rack
  • 3 speed Nexus internal gears (maintenance free)
  • Relaxed comfort geometry perfect for urban jaunts
  • Vegan sprung leather look saddle and matching grips for superior comfort
  • Lifetime Frame Warranty
  • Weight 28Lbs (50cm) - 30Lbs (54cm) - 32Lbs (58cm)
  • Ships from Canada - No hidden US duties
PURE CITY BOURBON
FRAME Powder Coated Hi-Ten Steel Frame
FORK Powder Coated Hi-Ten Steel Fork
HEADSET 1" Alloy Threaded
STEM Quill Stem Alloy 80mm -30 degree angle
HANDLEBAR Aluminum 25.4mm Comfort
GRIPS Vegan Leather
SEATPOST Alloy 25.4mm x 300mm Micro Adjust
SEAT Vegan Leather Saddle w/ Springs
BRAKES Promax alloy
BRAKE LEVERS 22.2 Alloy
SHIFTER Shimano Nexus Revo 3 Speed Twist Shifter
F. DERAILLEUR None
R. DERAILLEUR None
FRONT HUB Alloy 36 Hole
REAR HUB Shimano Nexus Internal 3 Speed
SPOKES 14G 16mm Brass Nipple 36 Spokes
RIMS 30mm Deep Dish Double-Walled Alloy
TIRES Kenda 700x35C
BOTTOM BRACKET Sealed Cartridge 68mm/105mm
CRANKS 44T x 170mm Alloy
COGSET 1/2" x 1/8" 16T
PEDALS Wellgo 9/16"
KICKSTAND Included
RACK Alloy Included
FENDERS Powder Coated Steel
PURE CITY BOURBON FROM TO
50CM 5' 2" 5' 6"
54CM 5' 7" 5' 11"
58CM 6' 0" 6' 3"
50 54 58
A. Seat Tube (C-T) 500 540 580
B. Top Tube (Effective) 582 595 621
C. Head Angle 71.5 71.5 71.5
D. Seat Angle 73.5 73.5 73.5
E. Chainstay 455 455 455
F. BB Drop 68 68 68
G. Fork Offset 45 45 45
H. Wheel Base 1079 1092 1119
I. Head Tube Length 120 140 160
Standover 737 (29") 762 (30") 813 (32")

 

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Pure City Cycles: Pure City Cycles has one great ethos and it is all about the celebration of cycling for all that it offers: transportation, health, and righteous good times. With the economy cooled and our planet warming, there is no better way to get around than riding, cost and carbon free, on a beautiful classic 3 speed bike.

The name captures their mission: cycling at its purest. Quality-built and affordable bikes, that are as easy to use as they are affordable. The unbeatable price tag doesn’t mean a compromise in aesthetics or quality though. For 2016 onwards all Pure City bikes have been improved and tested and approved by our head mechanic Eli giving them the Curbside Cycle seal of approval.

How is a city bike different from other types of bikes?

Behind each bike lies a designer, and within each designer lie assumptions. The assumption of most North American bike designers is that people ride bikes for recreation, which usually involves a bike path, a country road, and several hours of spare time. The bikes that result from this assumption are usually hunched-over, have exposed oily drivetrains that require tighter athletic clothes, feature anywhere from 21 to 33 speeds, and aren’t usually made to be locked up to metal poles all day, especially in foul weather. A city bike is quite the opposite. Its position is gloriously upright, the chain is totally covered, you have all the gears you’d ever need (3-speeds for flatter terrain, 7 or 8-speeds for hills), and tough frames and sealed mechanisms to battle all kinds of weather.

 

What’s the difference between a brand like Pure City and others you carry?

Pure City takes city biking seriously. They’re comfortably upright, remarkably low-maintenance, and they use bolted-on parts to reduce theft. Pure City is a California brand (unlike many of our Northern European brands), so it’s no surprise that it does its best work in Spring/Summer. It lacks the same chip-and-rust resistant finishes of our other brands (so try to store inside overnight and during the winter). And, it lacks a full chainguard, so you do need to watch out if you’re wearing anything flowy or light in colour.

 

Is a Step-thru for Women and a Roadster for Men?

Heck no! It’s the 21st century and anyone can ride either a Step-thru or a Roadster. The difference between the two is not gender, but position. A Step-thru has a remarkably high head-tube that raises the handlebar so the back is straight and the hips pointed forward. A Roadster has a much shorter headtube that positions the rider over the handlebars for more control, and the hips over the cranksets for more power.

 

How strong are the wheels and will I get a lot of punctures?

Wheels are always the first part to break on most bikes and these wheels are strong! All the city bikes we sell feature strong double-walled rims that are internally box-sectioned to handle streetcar tracks and potholes. They all feature strong stainless-steel spokes that can never rust. Alas, Pure City does not use the same puncture resistant tires found on our other brands.

 

What is an internal gear hub?

In Europe, a bike with an internal gear hub is what makes it a definitive city bike. Because the chain isn’t derailed up and down a set of external cogs (using a derailleur), the chain will never fall off again, and best of all, the chain can be covered so you can wear whatever you want. The gears are sealed inside the rear hub and they hold a tune two times longer than a derailleur, minimizing tune-ups and allowing you to store the bike outside throughout the winter problem-free.

 

Can’t I buy this bike through the Pure Cycles online store?

Sure you can, but you’ll also pay 13% duties, a $50 brokerage charge, and in most cases, shipping. That comes out to the same price we sell the bike for. When you buy a bike from us we professionally assemble it, tune it, and offer a free tune-up after three months. We have your back! If you order online and decide to build the bike yourself, Pure Cycles will void all warranties that come with the bike.

 

How do I ensure my new bike won’t get stolen?

Estimates are that over 90% of bicycle theft is tied to cash-for-drugs and this (unfortunately) makes every bike a target. Make sure you buy a good U-lock or a chain and your bike will be safe. You can read more about bike theft here.

 

What’s the warranty?

Lifetime warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, one year on parts. Does not include wear and tear.

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