So why a 3 speed bike?
Do you love the simple stripped back design of a fixie or single speed bike, but you would probably like some gears? We’ve got you covered!
Back in 2012, Chappelli Cycles launched our range of 3 speed internal hub bicycles as a comfortable, low-maintenance commuter bike after so many of our Sydney customers complained about riding up the hills of Sydney on a fixie. So we took the stripped back aesthetic of our fixies and added a simple and reliable internal geared hub with 3 speeds – problem solved!
What are the benefits of a 3 speed internal hub?
Chappelli internal hub bikes use Sturmey Archer hubs which have been around for over 100 years and are not only highly reliable, but robust and require much less maintenance than traditional derailleur bikes. The Sturmey Archer 3 speeds give you enough gear range to cover most rolling hills and gradual inclines that you find in city riding and the sealed internal hub protects the gears from rust, dirt and knocks. The hubs aren’t like traditional derailleur gears and so have a greater ratio difference between the top and bottom gear meaning the range is equivalent to a 6 speed, but in 3 increments.