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Riese & Müller

Riese & Müller Tinker Vario

What it's built for:

The distinctive Tinker from Riese & Müller is the premium brand’s compact commuting machine! With compact 20” wheels and a clever folding handlebar this little bike fits where others just can’t, onto crowded trains into closets and under desks, the Tinker slips right into your life and makes riding a joy. But while it’s compact in size it doesn’t skimp on functionality; a full suite of commuter-friendly accessories means it’s just as capable as its larger siblings. This Vario version uses an R&M specific Enviolo infinite-shift internal-hub gearing system that provides a wide range with no conventional “gears”; the chain is then replaced with an ultra-low maintenance belt for hassle-free riding.

Why we love it:

City living can sometimes be a compact affair so many of us need a bike that fits into our lives and not the other way around. The Tinker’s clever design makes the bike not only easy to fit into tight spaces but a joy to ride as well. Plus you know the engineers at R&M didn’t leave out their signature thoughtful touches, full-wrap fenders, bright integrated lights, and a standard cargo rack that carries up to 20kg means this little bike goes toe-to-toe with the best of them.

Though we’re a bike shop that sells, builds and fixes bicycles, they’re really just the means to an end; albeit a beautifully designed means to an idyllic end. Our job most importantly is to encourage as many people as we can to get out and ride for transport and enjoyment. We'd love to make riding a bike as commonplace as your morning cup of coffee, which by the way is our other obsession.

Bicycle Junction is situated at 1 Marion St, Te Aro, Wellington.