Globe Bicycles ‘Roll’
Living in a city can have its drawbacks: constant noise, lots of people, little green space, but living in urban centres can also be a fantastic thing: plenty of choice, great architecture, and now Specialized bicycles just for us Urbanites!
Specialized Bike Components have been around since 1974, so they know a thing or two about creating a fantastic bicycle, and are credited with launching the first major production mountain bike in the world, with the 1981 Stumpjumber, a bike they still produce today.
Specialized have been producing the Globe range of bikes since the early 1990′s, but 2009 saw them launch Globe as its own unique brand. With the relaunch, Globe has set up creating a strong brand identity, aimed at the kind of folk who believe there is no better way to get around a city than on peddled transport!
From their own press:
Globe is a brand of bicycles that have the unique ability to become an extension of people’s lifestyles and personal tastes rather than simply a piece of sporting equipment. The products are inspired by and designed for urban cyclists, commuters, city dwellers, the progressively minded and the eco-conscious. This stand alone brand has been created by Specialized Bicycle Components, which has a long history of providing the best cycling product in the world.
Out of their current range, our favourite here at Habitables HQ is the beautiful ‘Roll’ single speed bicycle. Created for the fashion conscious urban cyclist, this bike oozes style and grace. The Roll 2 is available in grey or orange, and a range of sizes to suit most users; this bike really is top of the class.