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Devinci Oslo
Aluminum Optimum S03 Hybrid frame, lightweight carbon fork, reflective stripes on tires increase security on busy roads, 27 speeds Shimano Deore drivetrain with "rapidfire" shifters.
Devinci Oslo reviewed by Momentum magazine | Devinci has named their commuter bikes after the world's leading cycling cities. Urban comfort is the goal and they deliver.

Before I had the opportunity to roll around Vancouver on the Oslo, I first got to know it on a cycling trip to Saltspring Island with 30 grade seven students. It would be an easy guess that this may not be an ideal time to break in a new steed, yet the Oslo couldn’t have been easier. The 27-speed drivetrain with a Shimano Deore rear derailleur made climbing the many hills to our campsite easy. Carbon forks and ergonomic grips dampened vibrations and kept me comfortable on the jarring no-shoulder roads we traversed each day.

The Oslo's light aluminum frame meant I didn’t feel the weight of the bike, yet it felt sturdy even with heavy bags. The formula hubs can handle disc brakes if you'd prefer, but I found the v-brakes gripped well, even in the rain. Most significantly, the Oslo allowed me to cycle every day and not worry about my bike, which meant I could focus on the kids and ensure they enjoyed the experience.

While I discovered the Oslo is a great short-touring bike, its “dark blue” paint, customized ATC saddle and upright position also make a statement in fashion-conscious Vancouver. The only things missing to make it fully city-ready are a rack and fenders. I would recommend this bike to anyone looking for something light, stylish and comfortable.

Reviewed by Sandra Allen
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