Cutting through the cityscape with a technical set-up suited to distance commuting, Black Orchid has serious elegance. A great alternative to a boring old hybrid, featuring an Alloy frame, belt drive, 8 internal gears and super-safe hydraulic disc brakes.
|Rear Rack Mounts:||Yes|
|Number of gears:||8|
|Fork:||CroMo steel forks|
|Steerer:||1 1/8" Ahead|
|Dropouts:||Horizontal with built in chain-tugs|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
|Wheelset:||Forged Alloy front hub and Shimano Nexus 8 speed hub laced to double walled alloy rims|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brake Calipers:||Tektro Aurigo with 160mm rotors|
|Chain:||Gates Carbon Belt Drive|
|Bottom Bracket:||Sealed Cartridge|
|Cassette:||Shimano Nexus 8 speed hub|
|Stem:||Alloy quill stem|
|Seat Post:||Alloy micro adjust|
|Saddle:||Bobbin vinyl saddle|
|Tires:||Continental Touring Plus 700x32c|
|Pedals:||Supplied with basic flat pedals|
Black Orchid 8 is a luxury commute dream machine. Featuring a super-smooth carbon belt drive for hassle (and oil-free) peddling, the Black Orchid 8 has a female-specific lightweight alloy frame to cut through the cityscape with stylish ease. Hydraulic disc brakes make stopping a doddle and the 8 speed hub gears will get you up hills while keeping everything minimal and neat. Robust Continental tires, fitted fenders, kickstand and bottle cage mounts provide other practical Bobbin touches.
A Shimano Nexus 8 speed drivetrain is what powers the Black Orchid up the rough lanes or through the city, making it that little bit easier for you to get to your destination. The reliable and trusty Shimano internal hub indexing should keep your confidence up and never let you down. With a belt driven chainset to assist the drivetrain you shall not only be able to power up the hills and through the city with confidence you'll have no issues.
Tektro hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors provide huge stopping power whatever the weather conditions.
The large 700c wheels offer great strength and are more than capable of withstanding the city roads, with their potholes, or quiet gritty country lanes. The wheels come fitted with cream Continental tires and offer great grip and puncture protection.
Each Bike is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure you're bike arrives in perfect condition. To find out which size fits you use the size chart below.
Wiggle’s range of city bikes and commuter bikes are perfect for those wishing to lower their carbon footprint, avoid traffic congestion and a great way to exercise! We have a wide range of city bikes for men and women designed for both paved and unpaved roads along with a range of urban bikes to suit commuting and leisure riding. Manufactured with aspects of mountain bike construction and a practical road style set-up having a city bike is a great way to travel!
Bobbin are interested in recapturing the magic and excitement that they all felt from riding their first bikes with the bicycles having their own personalities (and sometimes even names). The idea that cycling doesn’t have to be sporty is very important to us. Buying a Bobbin means you can arrive at meeting, an art gallery or a date on time and in style. The bikes are beautiful, romantic machines that happen to be very practical. They have useful design features like fenders, covered chains, hub gears and carrier racks so you can wear your everyday clothes and carry all your stuff around whilst looking effortlessly chic and unflustered.
The size chart below will get you on the right size bike. Experienced riders may also wish to refer to the geometry chart for more detail.
Getting the Right Fit
At Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order, against measurements supplied by you, to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!
If you are on the change over between sizes both options will fit. Racers and experienced riders would usually select a smaller size as this offers quicker handing. A larger bike offers more stability and is more suited to new and intermediate riders.
|Height||cm||150 - 162.5cm||160 - 178cm|
|ft||4′ 11″ - 5′ 4″||5′ 3″ - 5′ 10″|
|Inside Leg||cm||73 - 78cm||77 - 81cm|
|inches||29″ - 31″||30″ - 32″|
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Wiggle Ltd. 1000 Lakeside, Suite 310, Third Floor N E Wing, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN, United Kingdom /
Company No: 2667809 /
VAT No: 884 2571 94
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Executive Director: Will Kernan.