When it comes to good bike culture, the Netherlands have pretty much got it down pat. If you’ve ever been there, you know how much they love cycling. So it’s there that the founder of LEKKER Bikes looked to when he created the brand. Originally from Amsterdam, founder Meindert moved to the sunny shores of Bondi Beach but was quick to notice there was a huge lack of the kind of bicycles he was used to. That is, ones that were of a high-quality, comfortable and with a stylish, retro look. From here, LEKKER was created, along with its saying, “Born in Amsterdam, Raised in Australia”.
Influenced by Meindert’s Dutch roots and the beach culture of Australia, LEKKER combine the latest technology with sleek aesthetics to create a solid range of bikes for the urban cyclist. The brand suggests that cycling is the best way to enjoy your city, journey and destination, and with their various styles of bikes available, they’re aiming to make it as truly enjoyable as possible.
Though all of LEKKER’s bikes offer a smooth ride, slick looks and are of a quality, we’re especially fond of their Amsterdam Series, which features the Matt Black 2nd Generation Single Speed model. This bike and the range at large is seeking to “revolutionise the urban commute” by using lightweight, premium materials constructed with quality craftsmanship. Designed to do more than just take you down to the local cafe on the weekend, the Amsterdam fixie will get you to and from work in style. To reduce the weight of the bike, the brand has used a 100% rust free, TIG Welded aluminium frame and front fork. These are paired with a full aluminium tektro front and rear brake set for enhanced stopping power. The single speed bike is also fitted with a CNC-Machined Flip Flop hub, which allows it to be used with both a fixed and non-fixed set-up. Requiring minimal maintenance and being completely waterproof, it’s the ideal bike for daily use.
With the ability to customise parts of the Amsterdam fixie, such as the handlebars and saddle, you can really stand out from the rest of the bike commuter crowd. The matt black finish of the fixie gives it a really strong look, but if that’s not up your alley, it also comes in brushed silver, deep blue and matt white. The Amsterdam Series also features 2-speed, 3-speed and “infinite” speed bikes, so different cyclists with different needs are well catered to.
The combination of Dutch design and the laid-back Australian lifestyle really is a match made in heaven. A growing cycling culture in many cities around Australia is raising the need for better bike options, and LEKKER are at the fore.