PRODUCT: CHARGE COOKER MAXI1
Enter Charge Bikes! While this stylish brand might not be as well-known in these parts yet, we are sure it will catch the attention of the Asian crowd very quickly with its good looks. The brand started business in a small farm building in the south west of England in 2005 by owner Nick Larsen, who is well-versed in industrial design, publicity and loves bikes. In the short history of the brand, it has already caught the attentions of bigger investors. It started with some funding from Hotwheels as silent partners but was soon noticed and invested by international giant CSG. Charge Bikes started off its product lines with urban bikes and fixies, thus the hip designs in their bikes, and later expanded onto road and all-terrain bikes. One of the company's objectives was to promote cycling to non-cyclists. We find this commendable.
Fast forward a little and they currently has 4 categories of bikes and are also well-known for their custom-built saddles. The products are Plug: Road Bikes, Grater: Urban Bikes, Cooker: All Terrain bikes and Performance: Titanium Bikes.
The Cooker series are Charge Bikes' all-terrain bicycles. Attractive looks and versatile geometry made these bikes suitable for technical mountain trail or pot-holed street. Bikezilla took notice of the Cooker Maxi Fat Bike. There are currently 2 builds for the Maxi Fat Bikes – the Maxi 1 and Maxi 2.
COOKER MAXI 1 AT GLANCE
A quick look at the Maxi 1 Fat Bike reveals these goodies:
GEARS/ 20 gears. FRAME/ 6061 Series, butted aluminum. Offset 135mm asymmetrical rear. FORK/ Tange cro-mo rigid fat disc. CRANKSET/ FSA Comet, 36/22t. DERAILlEURS/ SRAM X5 HDM. SHIFTERS/ SRAM X5 10/s. WHEELS/ Shield 80mm rims Shield disc hubs. TYRES/ Vee Rubber H-Billie, 72tpi, wire bead, 26×4.25/ Maxxis Mammoth 26×4 (Tyre spec dependent on region). BRAKES/ Pro-Max Render, cable disc with 180/160mm rotors. HANDLEBAR/ Shield Plus flat top riser, 15° sweep. STEM/ Shield Plus MTB, 31.8mm. GRIPS/ Charge Griddle lock-on. HEADSET/ FSA TH-857. SADDLE/ Charge Spoon. SEAT POST/ Shield Lite, 15mm layback. PAINT/ Triple coat plus double lacquer.PEDALS/ MTB alloy. BB/ FSA MegaExo. CASSETTE/ SRAM PG 1030 11-36t. CHAIN/ YBN S10CR. SPOKES/ 14G stainless. SEAT CLAMP/Single bolt.
Charge Cooker Maxi 1 is available at Cannasia. RRP: SGD$1800
For more information, contact them at (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 6570 0634)
Charge Bikes: http://www.chargebikes.com