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Old 01-01-18, 06:46 PM
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Martone Mia Minivelo

I didn't see this bike when searching the forums. After seeing a full size version of their bikes, did a web search and stumbled upon the minivelo. Looks to be another US available minivelo, but to me is a more expensive version of the Respect minivelo.

Mia "White"
MIA WHITE, Martone Cycling Co. : LET'S RIDE
(There is a brown version too)

Also has a front basket/handlebar option.
MIA BASKET, Martone Cycling Co. : LET'S RIDE

Not a lot of detail though. Just wanted to share! Happy new year.
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Crafted in steel alloy and aluminum, this new more-compact model weighs a mere 19 lbs (9 kilos) with packaging and 11 lbs (5 kilos) without packaging.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but it seems really unlikely that the bike weighs 11 lbs.
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5kg without packaging is impossible. The entire bike would need to be made of carbon fiber to hit that weight. I would guess the bike weighs between 10-13kg. It looks cool, but I would question buying from such incompetent sellers.

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I can’t think of a single reason why someone would buy a bike like this, especially as it sells for 900€, doesn’t fold and has no gearing.
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I agree with the comments. Lack of info and expensive. Based on the non-bicycle store I saw this in and how it was used in a display the brand seems to be more of a “urban lifestyle” image than anything to actually do with biking.
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Sram automatix? Yuk,...
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I had an Automatix. Yeah, it was kinda lame.
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I would like to see some independent verification of their claimed 11 lb. weight. This seems impossible for a steel frame with the Automatix. The Automatix alone weighs 3.13 lb.
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Originally Posted by ttakata73 View Post
5kg without packaging is impossible.
"Packaging" must means different things in different parts of the English speaking world.

5kg is probably the weight of the frame only. My guess is "packaging" include wheel, saddles, tires, handlebars, crank, pedals, etc.

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The "coveted" basket.
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"Packaging" must means different things in different parts of the English speaking world.

5kg is probably the weight of the frame only. My guess is "packaging" include wheel, saddles, tires, handlebars, crank, pedals, etc.
I have never heard those things referred to as "packaging", but that would account for the 11 lb. value.
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I like the look of it but too expensive. Tokyo Bike has a minivelo for the same price with at least 7 or 8 -speed.
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